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    Jul 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Educational Specialist (EdS)

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School districts are looking for leaders prepared to help students succeed from day one. Hamline’s Educational Specialist degree prepares students to implement impactful change, build relationships, and become culturally responsive and effective educator-leaders.

Students in the program:

  • complete administrative licensure in one of three areas: principal, superintendent, or director of special education;
  • develop the skills and strategies for equitable school innovation and transformation;
  • design an action research project to address a problem of practice in their school or district.


Elective Courses (0-4 credits)

The number of electives varies by student, but generally ranges from 0-4 credits. The minimum number of elective credits required is determined by evaluating two factors:

  • Whether the candidate needs additional coursework to develop leadership competencies; and
  • If the candidate still needs additional credits to satisfy the state requirement of having 60 credits beyond their bachelor’s degree including a master’s degree. 

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