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  Dec 05, 2022
GRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021 [Archived Catalog]

Elementary Education (K-6), Ed.S. (36 sem. hrs.)

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The education specialist degree in elementary education is designed to meet the needs of elementary school teachers seeking a higher level of licensure. The program involves the following work. [For students who earned their M.Ed. in Elementary Education at Mississippi College, please contact your advisor for an alternate listing of degree requirements for the Ed.S. Elementary.]

Admission, Maintenance and Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the education specialist degree in educational leadership a candidate must submit:

  1. A Graduate School application for admission.
  2. Application fee (non-refundable)
  3. One copy of all the official transcript(s) from previous collegiate work (associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctorate), and any transferable credit. (Only official transcripts mailed from the school or college directly to the Dean of Graduate Studies will be accepted).
  4. A photocopy of AA Standard Educator’s License issued by a state department of education.
  5. Must meet all general requirements for admission to the graduate school at Mississippi College.
  6. Must have a 3.25 grade point average on all prior graduate work. Must supply 3 letters of recommendation from persons familiar with applicant’s character, scholarship, and potential for successful completion of the program.
    • Must provide proof of three years of teaching experience.
    • Must schedule an entrance interview with the program advisor.

Maintenance and Graduation Requirements:

  • After 12 hours must maintain a 3.25 on all work in Ed.S. program
  • Must defend a research-based project completed during the Ed.S. program as an exit requirement.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit of six semester hours taken since being awarded an advanced degree may be accepted upon recommendation by the candidate’s advisor and approval of the dean of the Graduate School.

Admission to Candidacy

Candidacy will be granted when the student has completed twelve semester hours of course work with a B average or higher in the Ed.S. degree program.

Time Limit

All work for the degree must be completed within a period not to exceed six years.

Course Requirements

Specialist Degree Core Courses (9 sem. hrs.) 

Research (3 sem. hrs.)

Specialist Degree Electives (6 sem. hrs.)

Select two elective courses from the following suggested courses:

Total: 36 sem. hrs.

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