Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)
Advanced graduate study: sixth-year (post-master's) programs
(Ed.S. and Class AA Certification)
Post-Master's or Sixth-Year Graduate Programs for Educational Specialist which lead to an (Ed.S.) Degree and Class AA (State of Alabama) Professional Certification for Instructional Specialist are available for qualified individuals in the areas listed below.
In addition to college requirements students seeking certification will have a graduate program committee plan a program based upon the student's training, experience and needs. This committee will determine if any prerequisite courses are needed.
|Course Requirements||Credit Hours|
|Core Courses required for all Educational Specialist program include||12|
|EDU/IDE 620 or IDE 620|
|SPE 500 is taken only if the student has not had a recent equivalent. The course then becomes an added course to the program.|
|EDF 615 or EPY 602|
|12 semester hours from appropriate teaching field: English language arts, mathematics, science, or social science.|
|Instructional Leadership Support Field from||18|
|12 Credit Hours From:|
|EDF 615 or EPY 602|
|Department of Leadership and Teacher Education
|Chair||Dr. Susan Santoli|
|Professors||Baxter, Giles, Green, Kent, Santoli, Tunks|
|Associate Professors||Campbell, Martin, Maulding-Green, Styron, Vitulli|
|Assistant Professors||Allison, Brannan, Delmas, Guffey, Johnson, Morton, Parrish, Reeves|
|Senior Instructor||Byrd, Simpson|
The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education leading to Alabama Class B certification in the following areas: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in Early Childhood Studies.
The department offers the M.Ed. degree leading to Alabama Class A Certification in the following areas: Art Education, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The department also offers the Instructional Specialist degree (Ed.S.) leading to Alabama Class AA Certification in the following areas: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Instructional Leadership, Reading Specialist, Secondary Education, Special Education and Teacher Leader. The department offers the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.