Education Specialist

Thesis / Project

Ed.S. students are required to plan and successfully complete an individual thesis or project. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to apply knowledge gained in the program to the resolution of significant needs arising from professional practice.

A minimum of 9 semester hours of thesis or project enrollment is required in the Ed.S. degree program. Discussion with the major professor will help the student determine whether the thesis or project option is most appropriate. Students are required to enroll for a minimum of 2 semester hours in the 6971 thesis course or EDG 6970 project course each semester while working on the Ed.S. thesis/project and for 2 graduate hours in the thesis or project hours during the semester of graduation.

Electronic thesis and dissertation information and schedule information can be found at the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (EDT) Resource Center 

Ed.S. Thesis Information

Information for Students Completing a Thesis Manuscript and Registered for credit hours in XXX 6971

Electronic thesis and dissertation information and schedule information can be found at the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (EDT) Resource Center

Use the required Title Pages that are Specific to Ed.S. Only

Students will need to submit a Certificate of Approval Form for completed thesis manuscripts from the Office of Graduate Studies Forms  page (Doctoral Students category) and select Certificate of Approval COA (DOC) 

Ed.S. Project Information

Information for Students Completing a Project and registered for credit hours in XXX 6975

Record of Ed.S. or Master's Project Completion Form  

Verification of Specialist Qualifying Examination Results

The Verification of Specialist Qualifying Examination Results form must be used for both theses and projects.