Advanced Studies in Leadership (Career and Technical Education)
Online EdS Emphasis

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Direct or coordinate Career and Technical Education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the secondary or post-secondary level.

Candidates for the degree must hold a master’s degree in a CTE or technical field in addition to the requirements for the specialist degree.

To earn the EdS degree you must complete one of two options:

  1. Research and Specialist Thesis
  2. Special Research Project

Leadership Courses required to complete the degree include:

  1. Educational Leadership Policy and Practice 
  2. Legal Foundations of Public Education 
  3. Organizational Theory and Planning
  4. Change Processes and Professional Development
  5. Grant Writing and External Resources



  • Total per credit hour


  • Credit hours
  • Total tuition = $13,464*
    *Cost per credit hour and total tuition is based on 2022-2023 academic year tuition rates , master's program option, and assuming all coursework is completed online in the 2022-2023 academic year. Cost per credit hour and total tuition will vary if studies span over one or more academic year.

About Teaching and Leadership Department

Whether you are beginning your career with a Bachelor of Science in Education or want to grow professionally with a Master's Degree or Educational Specialist, we believe this is the place for you! With accredited programs, campus, online and hybrid classes, caring faculty and staff to guide you, you can begin or continue your journey toward a rewarding life in the field of Education and Leadership.

The department offers Alternative Teaching Licensure programs in Special Education and Secondary Education. Certificates that lead to an endorsement to a teaching license in a variety of educational areas are available.

Pitt State has been ranked in the Top 25 Best Online Graduate Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report. The best online master's in education degree programs were chosen based on factors such as accreditation, admissions selectivity and academic and career support services offered to students.

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