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Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)

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Program Goals and Objectives

The Ed.S. Program is designed for persons who have completed a master’s degree in counseling and wish to increase their skills for advanced certification requirements or other professional objectives. 

Admission to Ed.S. Study

  1. The applicant must hold a master’s degree in counseling from a CACREP accredited school counseling program or equivalent CACREP course work.
  2. Submission of Graduate School forms and application fees.
  3. Submission of departmental application form and application fee by specified application date.
  4. Submission of three letters of recommendation; two letters must be from Department of Counseling faculty who agree to serve on the graduate committee
  5. Minimum of two years of work experience as a school counselor (post masters). Currently employed as a certified school counselor.
  6. Recommended for admission by the Department of Counseling Admissions Committee.

Degree Requirements

The student must complete a minimum of 70 credit hours of course work (including the master’s degree) and a case study. All post-masters degree course work must be approved in advance by the Department of Counseling faculty. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) is required over all course work taken in the Ed.S. program. An oral examination is required which involves the presentation of a case study and demonstration of advanced counseling skills.

Please contact Department Chair Dr. David Kleist ( or Associate Professor Dr. Randy Astramovich ( to discuss the courses to fit your need.

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Pocatello, ID 83209-8120

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Dr. Judith Crews
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