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Encyclopedia > Specialist degree

The Specialist degree in the English-speaking world

The Specialist degree is found in some programs of education or psychology and is awarded for study beyond the Master's degree but below the doctorate. It is most often referred to as an Ed.S. (Specialist of Education), SSP (Specialist of School Psychology), or Psy.S. (Specialist of Psychology). Schooling usually involves two or three years of coursework and practica, followed by a one year internship. Depending on the program offering the degree, a Master's degree can be conferred during the process once its requirements are met. The Specialist degree is designed as a terminal degree, and is not designed to be a stepping-stone toward a doctorate, although specialist-level practitioners cannot be prevented from pursuing a doctorate. A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate (or graduate) course of one to three years in duration. ... The Psy. ... Practicum is a school or college course, especially one in a specialized field of study, that is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied theory: advanced practicums in teaching reading. ... For information about a medical intern, see the article on Medical residency. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate (or graduate) course of one to three years in duration. ... A terminal degree is the generally accepted highest earned academic degree in a field of study. ...


An Ed.S. program typically requires about 60-70 semester hours beyond a Bachelor's degree; some Specialist programs require professional experience and a Master's degree as entry prerequisites, but many do not. Ed.S. programs lead to profressional degrees in the application of advanced educational theory but do not typically place an emphasis on conducting original research such as in Ed.D. or Ph.D. programs. The Education Specialist, Educational Specialist, Specialist in Education, or Ed. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate (or graduate) course of one to three years in duration. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The Doctor of Education degree (Ed. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


School Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction are two of the most common areas where a specialist degree is found. In the field of school psychology, the degree is typically an Ed.S. or SSP. Despite being virtually identical in scope and function, the Ed.S. and SSP both exist within the field of school psychology because training programs can be offered within the departments of psychology or education. They simply designate the type of program from which the degree originated. As another alternative, some programs within psychology departments have begun offering a Psy.S. degree instead of an SSP. Educational psychology or school psychology is the psychological science studying how children and adults learn, the effectiveness of various educational strategies and tactics, and how schools function as organizations. ... Educational psychology or school psychology is the psychological science studying how children and adults learn, the effectiveness of various educational strategies and tactics, and how schools function as organizations. ...


In many fields outside of education, the post-graduate certificate fills the same need as a Specialist degree.


The Specialist degree in the Commonwealth of Independent States

The specialist degree (специалист) was also the only first degree in the former soviet union. In the early 1990's bakalavr (Bachelor's) and magistr (Master's) degrees were introduced in all the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, except in Turkmenistan. However, the specialist degree stayed the most often granted degree in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tadschikistan and Ukraine up until today. The specialict degrees in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan were renamed to diplom degrees. Actually there are some similarities between the specialict degree in the CIS and the German Diplom degree. The following are the most importend specialict degrees in the CIS: Headquarters Minsk, Belarus Member states 11 member states 1 associate member Working language Russian Executive Secretary Vladimir Rushailo Formation December 21, 1991 Official website http://cis. ... National anthem Surudi milli Official language Tajiki-Persian Capital Dushanbe President Emomali Rahmonov Prime Minister Akil Akilov Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % water Ranked 92nd  143,100 km²  0. ... Diplom is an academic degree in Germany. ...


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Academic degrees
Associate's degrees (U.S.) AA, ABA, ABS, AS
Foundation degrees (U.K.) FdA, FdEd, FdEng, FdMus, FdBus, FdSc, FdTech
Bachelor's degrees BAccty, BArch, AB or BA, BSc or SB, BBus, BCom or BComm, BCS, BEc, BEng or BE, BS or BSc, BFA, BD, BHE, BJ, LLA, BPharm, BPE, BHK, BCL, LL.B., MB ChB or MB BS or BM BS or MB BChir or MB BCh BAO, BMus, B.Math, BTech, BBA, BAdm, MA (Oxon.), MA (Cantab.), MA (Dubl.), MA (Hons)
Master's degrees MA, Lic. Arts, MS or MSc, MSt, MALD, MApol, MPhil, MRes, MFA, MTh, MTS, M.Div., MBA, MPA, MPD, MJ, MSW, MPAff, MLIS, MLitt, MPH, MPM, MPP, MPT, MRE, MTheol, LLM, MEng, MSci, MBio, MChem, MPhys, MMath, MMus, MESci, MGeol, MTCM, MSSc, BCL (Oxon), BPhil (Oxon), ThM
Licentiate degrees: LDS, JCL, STL, LSS
Specialist degrees Ed.S., SSP, C.A.S.
Engineer's degrees Ch.E., B.E., C.E., C.E., E.E., E.A.A., E.C.S., Env.E., Mat.E., Mech.E., Nav.E., Nucl.E., Ocean E., Sys.E.
First-Professional Degrees Au.D., D.C., D.C.M., D.D.S., D.M.D., J.D., M.D., N.D., O.D., D.O., Pharm.D., D.P., Pod.D., D.P.M., M.Div., M.H.L., D.V.M.
Doctoral degrees PhD, EdD, EngD, DBA, DD, DSc, DLitt, DA, DMA, DMus, DCL, ThD, DrPH, DPT, DPhil, PsyD, DSW, LL.D., J.S.D., S.J.D., S.T.D.

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School of Education 2003-2005 Graduate Online Bulletin: Specialist in Education Degree (1411 words)
The Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) degree program is an advanced graduate program that enables students to develop competence in an area of educational specialization with emphasis on practice.
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The specialist degree in special education is designed for students who desire to increase their expertise beyond the master's degree level and become leaders in field-based settings.
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