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The educational specialist program prepares you for a career in an organization related working with professionals or leading adult education.

The specialist degree provides a professional education sequence for adult education practitioners to improve their abilities to work with adult students in a variety of areas such as adult basic education, technical and vocational programs, and other adult education areas.

This program does not lead to certification in K-12 systems. For an educational specialist program leading to certification, please see the EdS in Educational Administration and Policy.

The specialist in education degree for the Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development program is not currently open for applications.

Faculty and Curriculum

For current PhD students, please see you advisor and advisory committee about selecting the EdS as a degree option.

The specialist in education degree for the Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development program is not currently open for applications.

Our Faculty

Our nationally recognized faculty will work with you to customize your degree program. Learn more about our faculty and their expertise.

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Admissions

Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

The UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions oversees the application process required for the university. Therefore, a student must be accepted to UGA before entering a College of Education program.

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Part 2: Apply to the EdS in Education (Learning Leadership and Organization Development)

The specialist in education degree for the Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development program is not currently open for applications.

Deadline to Apply

  • Not accepting applicants at this time

Additional Resources

Please use our online form if you have any questions for the department. Please be as specific as possible so that we may quickly assist you.

Meet Your Advisor

Meet Your Advisor

A close working relationship with your advisor is key as you progress through your program of study. Please note that most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Student Life

Student Life

Our students have a range of opportunities available outside the classroom as well, from professional organizations, experiential learning, clubs and other non-academic experiences.

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