Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Collaborative Teaching


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 Ed.S. program

  • Application and all supporting documents must be received prior to the semester of entry deadline. Application and semester deadlines are available at http://www.southalabama.edu/admissions.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended since high school, regardless of whether credit was earned.
  • Scores on either MAT or GRE (including the Analytical writing section). Scores must be from exam taken within the last 5 years. 
  • Copy of valid Alabama Class A Professional Certificate in any field of certification. 
  • Two recommendation forms attesting to your scholarship and/or professional abilities. 
  • Two page narrative on your career goals and purpose for graduate study. 
  • A resumé of professional experiences.

Academic Advisor:          

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