Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Education of Diverse Populations Ed.S.


Earn your Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Education of Diverse Populations* from the UMass Lowell Graduate School of Education and open a world of new opportunities for your career.

The Ed. S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Education of Diverse Populations, is designed for practitioners who wish to increase their knowledge and skills necessary to develop a school culture which values diversity and promotes high expectations and achievement for all. Experienced teachers and administrators will benefit from this degree program.

*Previously known as the CAGS program; Ed.S. program title effective Spring 2011.

Program Highlights:

  • First - Rate Faculty
  • Commitment to the Student Experience
  • Tradition of Leadership in Education

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New students register for courses using UMass Lowell’s New Student Registration Form. Follow the instructions for registering included on the form. Existing students register for their courses online by logging into the secure Intercampus Student Information System (ISIS).

Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee per credit $415
Registration Fee per semester $30
Returned Check Fee per semester* $30
Late Fee for Non Payment $50
Total for course** $1275 (415x3 credits = 1245 + 30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when checks returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course.

For additional registration information, visit UMass Lowell’s Continuing Studies Website at Registration is administered through UMass Lowell’s Registrar’s Office. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 978.934.2550.




Admission to the Ed.S. degree program requires that an applicant hold a master's degree in education from an accredited college or university or a master's degree in a closely related field of study, with a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.0. Additionally, applicants should have at least three years of full-time experience in a K-12 school or a related setting. Full admission requirements can be found at but include:

The candidate is required to submit:

  • An online application
  • Application fee
  • A 2-3 page statement of purpose explaining the candidate's teaching experience, teaching philosophy and reason for seeking to enroll in a program that focuses on diverse populations.
  • All official transcripts
  • TOEFL scores if appropriate
  • Three letters of recommendation - one of which should be from a senior administrator in the applicant's place of work.
  • Proof of professional teaching status or GRE scores (general test)
Financial Aid: 

Financial aid maybe available to matriculated students enrolled in 6 or more credits per semester. You may contact the Financial Assistance Office at 978-934-4220 for more information.

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