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Special Education

Online EdS Degree in Advanced Studies in Leadership with an Emphasis in Special Education

Develop advanced knowledge and skills in special education.

This program equips special education teachers and central office personnel to become Directors of Special Education.

To be eligible, candidates need a Master's Degree in Special Education or a related field.

Customize your expertise in special education administration across elementary and secondary levels, as well as high and low incidence categories, through elective courses and individual study options tailored to your specific interests.

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Career Options for Specialist in Education Degree

Upon completion of this program, graduates will have the necessary knowledge, skills, and strategies to excel in the following roles:

  • Leadership positions in central office personnel
  • Leadership positions in universities, community colleges, or technical schools
  • Pursuing a doctoral degree in Special Education or a related field

Internship Opportunities for College of Education Students

The program includes practical assignments, which can be completed either within the candidate's employing district or on a university/community college campus.

Research courses allow students to focus on educational leadership topics of their interest. These research projects follow the principles of action research, enabling leaders to address specific questions or topics to enhance the quality of education or services within their district or program area.

Additional information
for the Department of Teaching and Leadership

Catalog – see program guides