Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction

The Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for individuals who have a master's degree and wish to extend their knowledge in the areas of research, curriculum, and instruction as well as generate new knowledge in an individual selected area of study. The program is broad in scope, offering coursework in multiple sub-disciplines, but maintains a practitioner focus with the overall goal of developing educational leaders who work in various educational settings. Individuals working toward this degree are provided a foundational base that can be further applied to study at the doctoral level or can be utilized to further the practitioner's professional development as a discipline-specific instructional leader.

The Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction is a NCATE-accredited program taught by nationally recognized faculty offered by the College of Education and Health Professions and administered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Coursework can be completed entirely online in the areas of applied Behavior Analysis, autism spectrum disorders, education technology, or special education leadership or in a blended format combining face-to-face on-campus classes with online learning in the areas of gifted and talented education and teachers of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Those who select coursework in these two areas (gifted and talented or TESOL) must take some classes on the Fayetteville campus. On-campus courses are offered during the day, in the evening, and in the summer to allow students the opportunity to pursue educational goals at a time and place that fits their schedules.

For more information about the Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, contact Dr. Derrick Mears, Ed.S. program coordinator, at dmears@uark.edu.