Designed as an advanced course of study in art education, this flexible Educational Specialist (EdS) program is for working art education professionals who already hold a master's degree in art education. This program allows students from a variety of art education contexts to further their art education expertise and offers eligibility for a T-6 certificate upgrade to those working in P-12 schools without the commitment to a doctorate degree program.
Through this program, students will refine their craft and develop the capacity for leadership by tailoring their studies to their specific contexts, interests, and goals. By focusing on an area of professional emphasis, students will develop specialized expertise that will prepare them to make significant professional contributions in their educational contexts and in leadership roles. Depending on their goals, graduates might pursue higher level professional positions such as curators of education in museums, leaders of community art organizations, or school-based department heads, program coordinators, instructional coaches, and curriculum writers.