Education EdS

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College : Education and Human Performance Degree :EDS
Department : School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership Option : N/A
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The Specialist in Education program is designed with two tracks for students: the Master's + 30 Track and the School Counseling Track. The Master's + 30 Track is an advanced graduate program for post master's students. It is designed for professionals who wish to increase their knowledge to prepare for doctoral work, to add expertise in their current field of teaching, or to add an additional field of expertise. The EdS in Education School Counseling Track prepares students to work as professional school counselors in Pre-K through postsecondary school settings and is an NCATE Accredited Program within the Other School Profession (OSP). 

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Applicants must choose a track (i.e., Masters + 30 or School Counseling) in this program. Tracks may have different requirements.

    Admission to an education specialist program is separate from admission to the doctoral program. Upon completion of the EdS degree, the student may apply for admission to a doctoral program.


    Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.


    Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.