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 be a certified special education teacher and have a master’s degree in education.

This program is offered on campus and online. 


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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Last updated: 01/31/2024