Ed.S. - Education Specialist in Teacher Leadership

Experienced teachers who desire to increase their content knowledge, improve their teaching skills and become teacher leaders may want to consider LaGrange College's Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) degree in Teacher Leadership.

  • Improve your school through the development of your expertise as a mentor, coach and peer counselor
  • Find solutions to meet the student learning objectives in your school's improvement plan
  • Advance as an expert teacher while still retaining classroom responsibilities

Earn your degree in just 14 months

  • Classes start in June and finish at the end of July the following year.
  • EDUC 7300 Specialist Project Seminar is taken in the last semester of academic coursework.

Meet current Ed.S. students

Hope Sims: Becoming a better teacher-leader
As a new teacher, Hope Sims ’13 decided to immediately pursue a master’s degree. Now, she’s working on her Education Specialist in Teacher Leadership. “Earning an Ed.S. will not only increase my salary,” she says, “it will prepare me with the skills to better serve my school, better mentor other teachers, and solve the kinds of problems a classroom teacher faces every day. LaGrange makes earning an advanced degree both convenient and rewarding.”
Hope Sims ’13

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Nigel WalkerWhile earning my Education Specialist degree from LaGrange College, I was encouraged to take ownership in the classroom, and that was important to me. Today, I'm teaching the way I wish that I had been taught when I was in middle school… showing my students that I'm a regular person who's trying to help them get to the next step in their lives through an education.
Nigel Walker
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