The EdS degree is a terminal degree program that is considered by accrediting bodies as the completion of the sixth year of collegiate study (between the master's and doctorate degree).
Programs typically require from 30-45 semester hours beyond a master's degree. In some instances, an oral defense of a scholarly thesis or field study may be required, similar to a dissertation at the culmination of the degree.
Consider an EdS When You Want to . . . . .
Pursue advanced licensure requirements
Earn credits needed for re-certification
Develop highly-focused, hand-on teaching qualifications for a particular job title
Increase your marketability for education leadership and administrative job positions in the K-12 arena