EdSp in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum with Emphasis in Science Education

The Educational Specialist (EdS) Program in Science Education is designed for individuals holding a Master's in Science Education who desire further education. The EdS in Science Education is typically considered a terminal degree, not a stepping stone to the PhD.

Degree Requirements

The Ed.S. is a 30-hour program beyond a master's degree. Coursework is comprised of at least 15 hours at the 8000 level or higher; and at least half the coursework in education. The program of study is approved by the student's advisor and two committee members.


Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the EdS in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum program and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process. Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

The LTC graduate program cannot assure admission to all applicants who meet minimum standards specified for the degree program. Resource constraints do not permit the admission of all qualified applicants.

A committee of faculty reviews the credentials of each applicant. It is the responsibility of this committee to exercise professional judgment related to the criteria that applicants must meet in order to be considered for admission to the program.

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