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North Greenville University Adds Education Specialist Degree

Posted on: October 2, 2023
By Billy Cannada,

Tigerville, SC (Oct. 2, 2023) North Greenville University continues to expand its graduate offerings for educators, adding an Education Specialist (EdS) degree with concentrations in Higher Education Administration and K-12 Administration.

Designed for educators pursuing expertise beyond a master’s degree but cannot commit to doctoral study, the fully online, 36-credit hour program can be completed in two-and-a-half years.

“The EdS is relevant for education professionals or those in leadership who are trying to expand their knowledge in the field,” NGU College of Education Dean Constance Wright said. “It creates further professional opportunities for those that go through the program, but it also helps you become a better researcher and writer.”

Students in the EdS program will complete courses in Leadership Foundations and Leadership Competencies before choosing a track in K-12 Administration or Higher Education Administration.

All courses will be taught at a doctoral level and will count toward North Greenville’s EdD degree, should students wish to continue.

“Part of our conceptual framework in education is being lifelong learners,” Wright said. “We know there are always ways to improve and acquire more knowledge, and we want to provide our students with opportunities to continue to learn and grow.”

North Greenville University’s College of Education also offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Education (MEd), and Doctor of Education (EdD), as well as graduate and undergraduate certificate programs.

The Master of Education consists of six concentrations combined to create four different tracks. Those tracks include Gifted and Talented/Teaching Children of Poverty, Learning Disabilities, Literacy Coach/Literacy Specialist, and Teacher Leader.

Each of NGU’s education certificates can count toward Continuing Education Units (CEU) or add endorsements to a teacher’s license.

For more information on Education Specialist (EdS) degree, visit

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