Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) Overview

This post-master’s degree is for experienced scholars and leaders in the education field who seek to develop their potential and competencies and who are committed to improving PK-12 education both within their organizations and beyond.

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Track Information

Educational Leadership Track: Leads to certification as a district-level superintendent and provides leadership candidates with further specialization in the field of educational administration.

School Leadership Track: Designed for experienced educators who have a master’s degree in another area but who now wish to certify as school administrators.

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Ed.S. Track Requirements

About Vernon Prosser

Vernon Prosser serves as the Program Coordinator for School Leadership and Educational Leadership.  With more than 35 years in education, Prosser has served as a teacher, a principal, an assistant superintendent, and most recently as superintendent for the York school district before joining the faculty at Furman. He is also a father of three. Former staff members say Prosser has always put students first and has valued education throughout his career.

“I’ve had a lot of different hats over the time I’ve spent in education and I have enjoyed every minute of it!” -Prosser

How to Apply

Take the next step in your career and become a leader in the education arena.

Admissions Information

Learn what it takes to get accepted into Furman's Graduate program in Education.

Cost & Financial Information

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Student Resources

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