Education Specialist in the Field of Special Education

The educational specialist (Ed.S.) in the field of special education degree program offers advanced study for students with master’s degrees in education who seek further professional preparation in the various subfields of special education and disability studies. Specific programs are developed in concert with faculty advisors and consist of a minimum of 30 graduate credits.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits in a program developed in consultation with the advisor. This program must include at least 12 credits in graduate courses in the following general areas:

  • background and general principles of the field of study
  • an area of specialization
  • research methods
  • professional internship