About the Program

The Specialist in Educational Leadership (Ed.S.) Degree is an advanced graduate degree between the Master’s and Doctoral degrees. In accordance with South Carolina Certification Regulations, The Citadel offers an Ed.S. major that prepares candidates for certification at the superintendent’s level.

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Program Learning Outcomes: Skills and Knowledge

The objectives of the Specialist in Education degree are knowledge of school law, curricular trends, school building trends, and program budgeting: skill in using various techniques for goal setting and problem diagnosis in such areas as instructional programs, staff development, and community relations; skill in decision-making and in evaluating decisions on the basis of subsequent information; knowledge of research in administration, curriculum, human development and staffing; performance behavior in a job setting; knowledge of the role of the school in modern America and the multicultural currents influencing the school; knowledge and skills for performing in a political setting; and, a clear understanding and working knowledge of Principled Educational Leaders.

Modalities of Instruction

  • Face-to-Face
  • Online, Synchronous (Scheduled Meeting Times)
  • Hybrid
  • Online, Asynchronous (On Demand)

Aspirational Career Sector

61. Education