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Special Education Ed.S.


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The Specialist in Education degree program is designed for individuals who possess the ability and desire to pursue graduate work. Each applicant for admission to the Specialist in Education program must comply with Graduate College requirements for admission to graduate standing. Approved graduate credit may be transferred toward the specialist degree after the candidate has been admitted. Admission to this program is based on consideration of the following factors:
  1. Biographical data of the candidate including the background of preparation, scholastic record, advanced study, and professional accomplishments.
  2. Evidence of professional promise, personal integrity, and success as a teacher or administrator.
  3. Evidence of research and writing ability and facility in verbal expression and interpretation of data.
  4. Results of specific tests as determined by the departmental committee (i.e., GRE, MAT).

Candidates for the Specialist in Education degree (Ed.S.) are required to complete a minimum of 65 semester hours of graduate course work beyond the bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 35 semester hours beyond the master’s degree.

Specific requirements include all deficiencies from the master’s degree program in the area of the selected specialty. At the committee’s discretion, and with its approval, equivalent courses to specific degree requirements may be utilized. Given the needs and abilities of each student, the committee and the individual student determine the number and content of courses in the student’s area of specialization.

Students are expected to develop a major program that is most relevant to their education purposes and follow the requirements of their specific areas of emphasis. Minimum course requirements include research and evaluation options. A number of specific program options are available to students, and programs using combinations of various options are encouraged. These program options include:

Areas of Concentration without Endorsements

  1. Administrative and Consultative Operations
  2. Appraisal and Assessment Techniques
  3. Assistive Technology
  4. Parent Training
  5. Research Field Study Programs
  6. Special Curriculum Development
  7. Supervised Field and Internship Experiences

Areas of Emphasis with Endorsements

  1. Early Childhood Special Education
  2. Emotional Disturbance
  3. Learning Disability
  4. Mental Retardation

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