Take your education career to the next level with Eastern Kentucky University’s Specialist in Education Ed.S. program. Offered 100% online, the specialist in education program prepares highly qualified candidates for administrative roles and district-wide leadership. Program graduates are primed to become highly effective professional leaders who will develop productive environments for academic excellence and equity.

Degree Concentrations

Specialist in Education Ed.S.
School Principal
District Administration

Admission Requirements

Before applying to the program, applicants are required to schedule a short interview with Dr. Lauk to clarify career goals. Please use this link to schedule a time: https://calendly.com/raymondlauk/30min (opens in a new tab)

  • Meet admissions requirements of the EKU Graduate School
  • Hold principal certification
  • Documentation of two years of administrative experience
  • Documentation of three years teaching experience
  • Two letters of recommendation from school/district supervisors and one letter from a district school official pledging support for the clinical experiences
  • Written statement indicating ability to improve student achievement, to lead, and possession of advanced knowledge of curriculum, instruction and assessment
  • Completion of interview and assessment process


Career Opportunities for Graduates

  • School principal
  • Supervisor of instruction / director of pupil personnel
  • Superintendent of schools

Career Outlook

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Ready to apply?

Visit the EKU Graduate School website to get started.


Specialist in Education Ed.S.