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.


  • Credit hours: 30
  • 4 semesters to completion
  • Weekend-based courses
  • All 30 hours of the EdS program will transfer into the 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 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