Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Collaborative Teaching

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Educational Specialist in Collaborative Teaching Program 

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) program prepares individuals who have a master’s degree and a teaching certificate in any area. There are two certification options at the Educational Specialist level for students interested in teaching students with disabilities. Students choose elementary (K-6) or secondary (6-12) areas of specialization.

The Ed.S. in Special Education is a 30-hour program that provides advanced study for teachers who already hold a Class A certificate in any area. Courses are offered in a variety of formats including entirely online, online with options for meeting online or on campus, and entirely on campus. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for the Class AA, K-6 or 6-12 Collaborative Teacher Certificate.

Ed.S. Course of Study Collaborative Teacher K-6

Ed.S. Course of Study Collaborative Teacher 6-12

Admission Requirements

  1. A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade-point average of at least 3.0 (A=4.0).
    Official Transcripts from all university, college, and post-secondary institutions you attended must be mailed to:
    University of South Alabama Transcript Processing Center 
    P.O. Box 9218 
    Watertown, MA 02471
    (Note: Students who attended and/or graduated from the University of South Alabama are not required to submit a USA transcript)
  2. Official Transcripts from all university, college, and post-secondary institutions you attended.
  3. A valid master’s-level (Class A) professional educator certificate in any teaching field.
  4. Two page narrative on applicant's goals and purpose for graduate study (uploaded within application).

To apply - click here to get to the Admissions login page.


Academic Advisor:

Abigail Baxter, Ph.D.
Special Education
Ph: (251) 380-2767
abaxter@southalabama.edu