Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership (Ed.S./SLA)

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree is an advanced degree of 33 credit hours beyond a Master’s Degree. The Education Specialist degree is designed for professional educators involved in education and schooling who already hold leadership roles in education or who aspire to either non-licensure or certification leadership positions.* Successful candidates may desire to continue to complete a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.).

* Applicants are encouraged to confirm state requirements for teacher educator/administrator certification and/or endorsements with the State Department of Education from the state in which they are employed or desire to be employed.  Belhaven University does not guarantee that all individual state licensing or certification requirements as defined in this degree program will meet individual State Department of Education requirements for certification or endorsements within all states other than Mississippi.

Admission Information

Applicants will be evaluated to determine those who possess the personal qualities and dispositions, academic acumen, and professional experiences to suggest a compelling potential for success as doctoral candidates and to advance as educational leaders. The following information will be required:

These rates are for August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2023.

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership $595
Education Specialist in Educational Leadership $595
Special Educators Discount Rate $476

All students enrolled in this program are eligible for the special educators discount rate.

* Military/first responder benefits cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships or discounts.

Visit the Scholarship, Discounts and Fees web page to view other fees and the cost estimate calculator.

We look forward to receiving your application! Please follow the steps on the How Do I Apply page to see how easy it is to submit your application to Belhaven University.