Educational / Specialist Application Requirements

Successful candidates should meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from accredited college or university and have a grade point of 3.00 or better [4.00 point scale] on the most recent 60 semester hours.
  2. Have adequate academic background in proposed area of specialization as defined by the program through which the degree is to be awarded.
  3. Twenty-four months (2 years) of appropriate work experience in the specialization as determined by faculty in the major.

Graduate School Requirements

  1. A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. UNC Graduate School Application for Admission – available as a hard copy or on-line at Graduate School's Web site. International students must fill out a hard copy application and provide other documentation .
  3. Non-refundable processing fee.
  4. Two official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies attended since high school.

Application Materials to be Submitted

Complete online form for U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents & International students (Graduate, Undergraduate, Transfer):

Include in your uploaded materials at the Graduate School Application site the following:

  1. Background Information Sheet
  2. Current vita or resume which documents professional experiences in education
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. A copy of K-12 related license(s)
  5. Detailed statement which describes your:
    • Demonstrated commitment to education
    • Contributions to professional education
    • Immediate and long-range personal, professional, and academic goals
    • Rationale for pursuing the Ed.S. degree
    • Strengths and weaknesses as they apply to educational leadership