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Special Education: Modified and Comprehensive Specialist in Education (EdS)

The Specialist in Education (EdS) degree is an advanced professional development program for practicing educators. The program is dedicated to preparing teachers for leadership roles in the profession. A Masters’ degree and generally three years of professional experience are required for admission to the program. Completion of the EdS Program requires 30 hours of graduate-level coursework beyond the Masters’ degree including (a) 6 hours in core courses, (b) 18 hours in specialized courses, and (c) 6 hours to be determined by the student’s committee. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available.

Admissions & Applications

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Requirements

The total EdS program involves a minimum of four semesters of study with at least 60 semester hours of graduate credit beyond baccalaureate, including research/thesis hours. Education courses at the 400-level required for licensure are not eligible. At least two-thirds of semester hours accumulated in Masters’  Program and the entire last 30 semester hours accumulated must be in 500- or 600-level courses. The Ed.S. thesis must be approved by the student’s committee prior to submission to the Office of Graduate Studies for final approval and acceptance. The student must register for thesis hours during this time.

          EdS Course of Study

Hrs Credit

Core

6

Must include one course from two of the following areas outside the concentration
¨Curriculum or Leadership Anthropological
¨ Historical
¨ Philosophical
¨ Social Foundations
¨ Human Growth and Development
¨ Pre-K-4 Teaching Methodology
¨ Instructional technology
Concentration Specialty Area Methods

12

SPED 601 (3) Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Group and Correlational Approaches I
SPED 602 (3) Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Group and Correlational Approaches IISPED 603 (3) Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Single-Subject Approaches ISPED 604 (3) Reading and Applying Research for Diverse Learners: Single-Subject Designs II
TPTE 593- Independent Study (3)TPTE 594- Supervised Readings (3) TPTE 595- Special Topics (3)
Research

6

TPTE 518- Educational Specialist Research & Thesis (3 hrs)
OR
TPTE 503- Problems in Lieu of Thesis (2-3 hrs)Both TPTE 518 (maximum 15 hrs) or TPTE 503 (maximum 9 hrs) may be repeated for credit
Related Studies

6

Must be related to focus of degree and must be outside specialty area education program.

Total

30

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