Admission Requirements

  • Comply with the regular admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and Research, which includes an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0, and
  • hold a master's of arts degree.

All Applicants must submit:

  1. Graduate admission application and fee*.  
  2. Official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions.
  3. A current resume or vita.
  4. A written 500 word response to each of the following questions, saving them in one document and uploading to the application to the Essay 1 label:
    • What are your goals as they relate to obtaining the NMU Education Specialist with the possibility of applying and completing the Doctorate in Education at Central Michigan University?
    • What experiences and skills do you possess that will contribute to your success in the Education Specialist program?

*Applicants previously enrolled in a master’s program at NMU do not have to pay the $50 application fee.

Application Due Dates

The Ed.S. program uses a cohort model.  Please contact to find out when the next cohort will start.

Education Specialist - Educational Administration & Supervision Curriculum

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Education, Leadership and Public Service department page.

Total Credits Required 30