Wayne State University

Education Specialist

The Education Specialist Certificate program in English Education is a thirty credit minimum curriculum beyond the master's degree. It is a self-contained concentration, separate from other existing programs, with a distinct form of recognition at its completion. This is a planned program, not merely recognition for thirty credits of graduate study accrued beyond the master's degree.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the English Ed., Education Specialist is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School; for requirements, see Admission to the Graduate School. Minimum entrance requirements established by the College of Education are:

  1. A master's degree from an accredited institution.
  2. In general, applicants must present a grade point average of 2.75 or above for upper division undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average below 2.75 must have a grade point average of 3.4 or above on their master's degree work.
  3. Fulfillment of the special requirements of the area of concentration in which the student wishes to work.
  4. A minimum of three years of teaching experience or equivalent.

Students who have not been previously admitted to the Graduate School can complete an online application.

Students who hold master's degrees from Wayne State University file applications in 489 Education Building.

Forms and directions regarding fulfillment of the other College and/or departmental requirements will be forwarded to the student on receipt of the application and transcript by the Education Graduate Office. When these requirements have been satisfied, the applicant will be invited to meet with a committee from his/her chosen area of concentration. Following the interview, the student will be notified of the admission decision by the Education Graduate Office.

Plan of Work

For specific plan of work in English Education for an Education Specialist Certificate, please contact your advisor.

Plan of Work Form