Grand Valley State Universitys Educational Specialist in Leadership (Ed.S) degree builds upon the masters degree to prepare current and future leaders who are well-equipped to deal with the complex challenges of an ever-changing educational environment.

Grand Valley State Universitys College of Education is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (NCA). The faculty are leaders in their fields, melding together the philosophy of education and your needs as a practitioner.

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Adult Student

Career-oriented. The program's meaningful clinical experiences, case methods of teaching, and pragmatic curriculum are geared to the specific knowledge and skills required by district leaders and superintendents at different career stages.

  • Service. Our full-time Student Information and Services Center provides the support you need with expert advising, program planning, field placement, and more.
  • Flexible. Evening, weekend, and summer classes make it easier for teachers and administrators to plan their schedules. Some classes are offered online.


The Specialist in Leadership (Ed.S) program admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University.

Courses Offered

The Specialist in Leadership (Ed.S) program is a minimum of 30 credits.

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Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost.

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