Ed.S. program details


The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Turnaround School Leadership is a 30-semester-hour program designed for educators working in schools and districts diligently attempting to close achievement gaps and improve student achievement in underperforming schools or subject areas. Our Ed.S. is a non-traditional, non-licensure program designed to accommodate working adults who have a master's degree in education.


  • Credit hours: 30
  • 4 semesters to completion
  • Weekend-based courses
  • Once completing the Turnaround School Leadership (EdS) program, candidates have the option to continue on to complete the last 27 hours of the non-traditional (non-licensure) Leadership and Professional Practice (EdD) doctoral program.

Admissions Process

All applicants must meet the following general requirements for admission into the Ed.S. Program:

  • Completed online application
  • Three references (names and contact information)
  • Evidence of a master's degree in education from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on all credit earned. Submit two copies of official transcripts; transcripts marked "Issued to Student" are not recognized as official transcripts. Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the college or university granting the master's degree to:
    Trevecca Nazarene University
    College of Lifelong Learning
    333 Murfreesboro Road
    Nashville, TN 37210
  • Evidence of passing score on required exams: minimum score of 378 on Miller Analogies Test or 290 on Graduate Record Examination (verbal and quantitative combined)
  • Record of immunizations submitted to the Health Clinic
  • A successful interview
  • Background check and fingerprinting are required if applicant is not currently working in a school system
  • Applicants must have access to a school for field experience.
  • Teaching experience: must have two years of successful teaching experience at time of admission

Questions? Contact Katie Davis today! Kdavis@trevecca.edu or 615-248-1553

Submit all requested material to:

SGCS Admissions 
Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210