College of Education
Degree Program Course Requirements
For general degree requirements, see the College of Education and
the General Degree Requirements pages.
Specialist in Education
Area 1 Professional Core Required Hours: 4
EDUF 7116 Action Research: Assessing and Monitoring Student and School Achievement
EDUF 6795 Seminar: Foundations of Collaborative Student Support
Area 2 Concentration Required Hours: 32
EDUL 6279 Capstone Experience: Leadership for Improving Student Achievement
EDUL 7105 The School Improvement Plan
EDUL 7106 Curriculum Design for School Improvement
EDUL 7107 School Reform and The Change Process
EDUL 7794 Accountability and Effective School Models
EDUL 7793 Organizing/Implementing Framework for Data Driven Learning Community
EDUL 7796 Team Building and the Communication Process
EDUL 7797 Budget Alignment to School Mission
EDUL 7698 Internship for School Improvement
EDUT 7795 Technology Practices for the Efficient Management of Learning Environment
Note: Up to eight semester hours of approved electives from EDUL 6000-level courses that support specialty may be substituted for the above courses, as needed.
EDUL 7000 Portfolio/Verbal Analysis
*The specialist portfolio is to be evaluated jointly by appropriate CSU faculty and by a designated home-district school leader/mentor. Verbal analyses of the Eight Hour Field Experience Application/Action Research/Problem Resolution is required as part of the portfolio.
Total Hours Required: 30-36