Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) with a major in Special Education

Valdosta State University
Degree Level Education Specialist
Total Credit Hours 27

Program Description

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Special Education is designed for practicing special educators who hold a master's degree in special education (or related field such as speech language pathology, deaf education, vocational rehabilitation, or adapted physical education) who wish to advance their professional skills in special education. Information and skills in special education acquired and developed at the undergraduate and master’s level in special education are specifically designed for and focused on the provision of services. The Ed.S., however, focuses on knowledge and skills necessary for leadership roles and advanced teaching positions in special education.

Admissions Information

Master’s degree in special education (or related area: i.e. speech pathology) 20+ hours at master’s level in special education considered GAPSC (or reciprocal certification body) teacher certification in special education (or related area) Minimum GGPA 3.0 (4.0 scale) Minimum GRE 850 overall (Verbal no less than 400) Minimum GRE 286 (20ll or later) overall (Verbal no less than 146) OR Minimum MAT 390