The Education Specialist degree with a major in Secondary Education is offered with a concentration in English, mathematics, science, or social studies. These programs provide an in-depth knowledge of the teaching field and an opportunity for utilization of research methods and professional literature. Each concentration includes a minimum of 27 hours of graduate work distributed among courses in professional education, research, and the teaching field. Applicants must have a master's degree in the same teaching field or meet eligibility for a level-5 certification based on master's level work in the same teaching field with at least a 3.0 GPA on all graduate work attempted, at least 450 on verbal and 450 on analytical or quantitative sections of GRE tests taken before October 2002. Tests taken after October 2002 require verbal and quantitative scores and a minimum GRE analytical writing test score of 4.5, and a program of study developed by an advisor.