Special Education Ed.S.

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The Special Education Ed.S. degree will prepare you to be a special education leader at the local, state, or national level. Employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, public sector positions such as local special education coordinators or directors*, special education lead teachers or chairpersons, special education supervisors, state special education specialists or administrators, and national associate division directors or division team members. An Ed.S. in special education can help you be eligible for private-sector positions. For admission to this program, you must have a master’s degree in special education.
*NOTE: Special education coordinators or directors positions require educational leadership certification in Alabama.

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Degree Overview

Graduates of the Special Education-Collaborative Teacher Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program are prepared to be leaders in advanced public or private sector roles.

Coursework — 30 hours

  • Core special education courses (15 hours)
  • Advisor approved electives (15 hours)
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Admissions

Prerequisite

  • Masters degree in special education

Application Deadline

  • March 15

Application Requirements

For the admission process, you will need to provide the following in your application to the Graduate School:

  • Official college transcripts
  • United States teaching certificate
  • Three reference letters
  • TOEFL report (for international students)
  • Writing sample
  • Vita or résumé
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