Specialist (Ed.S.) Programs
The online Ed.S. is a post-master's/practitioner’s degree especially designed for professionals currently working in their field. The degree does not include an internship or lead to a license or endorsement. The Ed.S. program provides an excellent forum for problem solving and sharing current issues. The culture of collaboration within the program is an invaluable resource for professionals working in fields such as education, nonprofit administration, business, and public service.
Professionals from all disciplines are welcome, including education, business, nonprofit management and community leadership. Applicants should hold a master's degree including an M.A., M.B.A., M.Ed. or M.S., with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, from a regionally accredited institution. International degrees may also be accepted.
If you already have a master's degree and are thinking about pursuing a full doctorate degree at ACE in the future, the Ed.S. can be a great way to begin your studies. All Ed.S. coursework is applicable to the Ed.D. program.
ACE currently offers an Ed.S. in Leadership.
Benefits of ACE Specialist Programs
The College is known for its accessible online delivery of academically rigorous, scientifically based, relevant content. Our students will have the added benefits of a carefully guided research experience, the creation of a doctoral dissertation or capstone project, expert instruction about the use of survey tools and data, seminars with pioneers in leadership, a nationwide faculty unconstrained by the limits of a brick-and-mortar campus, and access to a robust library of current research, periodicals, and journals in the field.