The Education Specialist (Ed.S) program at South Carolina State University is designed for practicing educators who seek principal and superintendent career opportunities. The program produces graduates who possess the knowledge, skills and dispositions required to produce and maintain high academic achievement in the public schools through effective performance, reflective decision-making and humanistic practice. Upon completion of the program, participants will obtain principal and superintendent certification. As a student, you will learn from experienced, school-based and central office administrators with many of the faculty previously served as district superintendents. The program only requires 45 semester credit hours beyond the master’s degree.

Download and complete the admissions application form to start your path to career advancement today!

Admissions Deadline

Fall Semester: June 15th
Spring Semester: November 1st
Summer Semester: April 1st

Delivery Format

The Education Specialist (Ed.S) program is delivered fully online to fit your busy work and family life schedule.

Technology Requirements

A computer with Internet connectivity are the minimum technology requirements for coursework. Additional technology requirements may be required depending upon the course.

Cost and Financial Aid

eTuition: $552 (per credit hour)
Fees: $84 (per semester)
*eTuition rates are the same for both in-state and out-of-state students.

Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance

A variety of financial aid and scholarship programs are available for eligible students. Contact the Financial Aid office for more information. Also, check with your employer on the availability of tuition-assistance programs.


The Department of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

For More Information Contact

Dr. Percy A. Mack, Director
Educational Leadership Program
South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, SC 29117