Education Specialist Degree in Teacher Leadership and Coaching2022-06-21T14:25:50+00:00

Teacher Leadership and Coaching, Ed.S. Program

Why Study Teacher Leadership and Coaching at Ferrum College?

The Education Specialist in Teacher Leadership and Coaching is a 30-credit-hour online program that will provide candidates with skills to be leaders in a variety of collaborative learning environments at the school or district level.

Benefits of the program at Ferrum College:

  • 100% online
  • Complete the program in a year
  • Curriculum tied to real-world applications
  • Career advancement
  • Possible advanced salary classifications within the K-12 sector
  • Preparation for doctoral program


There are 30 required credit hours of courses in education.


Leading the Future Education
Introduction to Research Design in Education
Transforming Practice Through Coaching
Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies


As a graduate, candidates will be prepared for advanced K-12 leadership roles, such as:

Instructional Coach

Promote reflection, provide guidance and structure where needed, and focus on strengths, collaboration and common issues of concern. They are responsible for ensuring high-quality instruction in classrooms through modeling, co-planning, co-teaching and providing feedback to teachers.

Instructional Coordinator

Evaluate the effectiveness of curriculums and teaching techniques established by school boards, states, or federal regulations. They observe teachers in the classroom, review student test data, and discuss the curriculum with the school staff.

Teacher Mentor

Provide assistance to new teachers in classroom organization and management, instructional planning, delivery of effective instruction, and differentiation. They provide content and curricular support to reduce the achievement gap and meet the learning needs of all students.

Program Chair

Advises students on a variety of academic and administrative matters and career opportunities; assesses students’ standing and needs for assigned program; suggests alternative courses of action; takes leadership role in advising students concerning admissions and graduation requirements and procedures.

Professional Development Specialist

Plans, designs, organizes, prepares and delivers professional development programs to address a wide variety needs for school staff, from management and supervisory staff to teachers and other classroom support staff.


  • Students wishing to enroll in the online graduate program need to meet all criteria established by our graduate school as listed in the Graduate School Catalog in addition to:
    • A Master’s degree in education or related field from an accredited institution
    • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA* in graduate coursework
    • Official transcripts for all graduate and undergraduate coursework
      • Note: Unofficial transcripts can be submitted at the time of application, but if admitted to the program, official transcripts must be received by the college before the third week of your first term classes.
      • Current resume/CV, including evidence of
        • Minimum of 3 years of teaching and/or educational leadership experience
    • Contact information for 3 professional or academic references (Name, email address, phone number, nature of academic or professional relationship)
    • Statement of Professional Goals responding to the following prompt: How do you see this program helping you to achieve your career goals? You have two options on how to submit your statement:
      • 1-2 page written statement
      • 2-4 minute screencast video response.

*If you do not meet the above GPA qualifications and your overall GPA falls between a 2.75 and 2.99, and you still want to be considered for admission, please include in your Statement of Professional Goals a supplemental section contextualizing your previous academic performance, including any extraordinary circumstances that impacted your prior graduate coursework. Additionally, an interview via Zoom may be required at the discretion of the EdS Director.


Adjunct Instructor of M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction
Adjunct Instructor of Ed.S Teacher Leadership
Director, EdS in Teacher Leadership & Coaching
Director, MEd in Curriculum & Instruction
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
Adjunct Instructor of Education
Adjunct Instructor of M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction
Adjunct Instructor of Ed.S Teacher Leadership
Adjunct Instructor of MEd in Curriculum & Instruction
Adjunct Instructor of EdS in Teacher Leadership & Coaching

Contact the Program Coordinator of Teacher Leadership and Coaching: