Advanced Studies in Leadership (Special Education)
Online EdS Degree

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Overview


The Specialist in Education Degree Major in Advanced Studies in Leadership with an emphasis in Special Education is designed to prepare Special Education teachers and other central office personnel to work as a Director of Special Education.  Candidates for the degree must hold a Master’s Degree in Special Education or an educational related field in addition to the requirements for the Specialist Degree. The degree program is designed to permit a candidate to specialize in a specific comprehensive knowledge of Special Education administration at both elementary and secondary levels and High and Low Incidence categories.  This is accomplished through electives and individual study courses available in the program to meet individual needs. 

Cost


$382*

  • Total per credit hour

36

  • Credit hours
  • Total tuition = $13,752*
    ( $346 per credit hour + $36 electronic access fee) x 36 credits
    *Cost per credit hour and total tuition is based on 2018-2019 academic year tuition rates , master's program option, and assuming all coursework is completed online in the 2018-2019 academic year. Cost per credit hour and total tuition will vary if studies span over one or more academic year.

Additional information


  • About EdS Program
  • Career Options
  • Internship opportunities
The EdS  program is offered completely online.  It is a 36 hour graduate program with three core areas, Special Education, Leadership, and Research.  Candidates who have completed a Special Education program within the last 5 years may be able to transfer up to 9 hours of Special Education coursework to this program.

Graduates of this program leave with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to enhance their ability as District Superintendent (School District Leader)

  • Central Office Personnel Leadership position
  • Leadership position at a university, community college or technical school
  • Doctoral student in Special Education or related fields.

Some of the coursework includes practica. All of the assignments are designed to be completed in the district where the candidate is working or on a university or community college campus.  Educational Leadership topics that interest the candidate can be the focus of research courses. Course research is based on the principles of Action Research. Action Research assists the leader to focus on a question or topic in order to improve the quality of education or services at the district or program area levels.

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About Teaching and Leadership Department


Whether you are beginning your career with a Bachelor of Science in Education or want to grow professionally with a Masters Degree or Educational Specialist, we believe this is the place for you! With accredited programs, campus, online and hybrid classes, caring faculty and staff to guide you, you can begin or continue your journey toward a rewarding life in the field of Education and Leadership.

The faculty in the Early Childhood Unified program come from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Department of Teaching and Leadership. They also serve as academic advisors for the program.

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