A fully online program, the Education Specialist in Special Education is designed to meet the current demands of teachers who are certified in Special Education, as they pursue graduate preparation beyond the master’s degree. In the program, you will complete content specific requirements in your Special Education concentration area:
Adaptive Curriculum, or
The program requires 33 semester hours and provides opportunities for you to:
Collaborate with others across disciplines
Explore teacher leadership opportunities and develop leadership skills
Apply and extend content knowledge and pedagogical skills through the examination of curriculum and instruction issues and research
Continue development of technology skills and develop skills in using technology to impact and assess student learning
Conduct action research related to your concentration area in special education
This program is an approved program by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) and meets the PSC’s certificate upgrade requirements with corresponding pay increase by Georgia public school systems.
Students and alumni of the College of Education at Georgia Southern University share their experiences and success as Eagle Educators. Read a spotlight story for the Ed.S. Special Education program.
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The College of Education anticipates that graduates of the Ed.S. Special Education program will seek state licenses or certifications.
The program listed above leads to a Georgia Certificate Upgrade. Click here for more information from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The College of Education has not determined where its programs will qualify a graduate to take the required exams in other states or territories. Click here to check the requirements of your state or territory.
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