University Bulletin 2016-17

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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 previously stated, 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 the Educational Specialist program include  
EDU/IDE 620  
EDU/IDE 640  
EDU/IDE 650  
EDU/IDE 692  
Departmental 699  
Elementary Education  
Teaching Field (12 semester hour minimum)
EEC 601  
EEC 610  
EEC 622  
EDU 567 or ELT 525  
Secondary Education  
Teaching Field in a field listed below (12 semester hour minimum)
English language arts, mathematics, science, or social science.  
Instructional Leadership  
Support Field from (15 semester hour minimum)
EDL 603  
EDL 611  
EDL 621  
EDL 631  
EDL 695 (req)  
Reading Specialist  
Teaching Field from (12 semester hour minimum)
RED 611  
RED 612  
RED 613  
RED 615  
RED 630  
RED 640  
Teacher Leader  
Teaching Field  (12 semester hour minimum)
LTE 645  
LTE 646  
LTE 647  
RED 648  
Special Education  
Teaching Field (12 semester hour minimum)
Course work to be approved by student's graduate program committee.  
SPE 500 is taken only if the student has not had a recent equivalent. The course then becomes an added course to the program.
Department of Leadership and Teacher Education
251-380-2175
Chair Dr. Andre Green
Professors Baxter, Giles, Green, Kent, Santoli, Tunks
Associate Professors Bailey, Campbell, Green, Martin, Styron, Vitulli
Assistant Professors Allison, Delmas, Reeves
Emeritus Professors Cronis, Culp
Senior Instructor Byrd, Gaillard, Simpson
Instructors Brannan, Holland

Department of Leadership and Teacher Education web site 
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/coe/lte/

Undergraduate

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 and Educational Studies.

Graduate

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.