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Online Ed.S. Education Degree Specialist in Special Education

Complete Coursework: As little as 18 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $306.25 per credit hour. This price includes the administrative fee.

Arkansas State University offers an affordable online Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Special Education. If you are already a special education teacher and possess a Master's degree, this post-graduate program will prepare you for a Special Education Director leadership role at the campus or district level. The degree includes an internship that can be completed while you continue working as an educator or school administrator.

The program prepares special education teachers to administer and coordinate learning and activities for special education students. You will learn how to provide leadership and expertise in assessing, identifying, and implementing special education goals and to collaborate with related services and personnel, including psychologist, speech therapists, school administrators, and teaching staff.

The program includes an internship requirement that can be completed while you continue working as an educator or school administrator. In addition, some of the coursework you complete as part of this post-master's degree program can apply to an Arkansas State University doctoral degree in education, allowing you to earn that degree in less time.

Prospective students seeking licensure must review their state licensure requirements prior to enrolling.

The Specialist in Education Degree through Arkansas State University (ASU)/Academic Partnerships cannot lead to administrative licensure in the state of Tennessee. Accordingly, Tennessee residents applying for this degree program through ASU/Academic Partnerships may do so for salary rating purposes only. Ultimately, it is the student's responsibility to ensure enrollment in this degree best suits their professional goals.

This program requires Live Text.

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As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for licensure in his/her state as it applies to the participation in an out-of-state degree program.

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Core Courses

Analysis of significant contemporary issues confronting American education.
A comprehensive study of educational facilities, transportation, and food service programs for school district administrators. Administrators learn to use data logically and systematically to provide effective services and make decisions.
A study of current curriculum innovations and their underlying theoretical bases. Emphasis is given to current research on effective schools and to the translation of effective curriculum designs into practice.
This course examines various techniques of program analysis and evaluation for individual schools and for the total school system.
Presents an overview of educational administration for practitioners within the context of ethical and professional behavior.
Focuses on the legal aspects of special education.
Provides an in-depth study of and an exploration into the administrative processes of special education.
Focuses on concepts, programs, and procedures for establishing and maintaining positive relations between the school, its constituents, and related agencies.
Combines attributes of supervising teaching with the formal aspects of teacher evaluation via emphasis on adult development, clinical supervision, and evaluation processes and models extant in public schools.
Focuses on authentic problems and clinical activities that require candidates to demonstrate leadership skills and practices integral to school leadership. The internship must be completed during the semester in which a candidate completes the degree.

Course for Those Seeking Arkansas Licensure

Applicants seeking an Arkansas teaching license by reciprocity who hold a valid license from another state in Childhood (P-4), Elementary Education (K-6), Middle Childhood (4-8), or Secondary Social Studies (7-12) must meet an Arkansas History requirement by documentation of the successful completion of three (3) college credit-hours in Arkansas History at an accredited college or university OR a 45-hour professional development piece in Arkansas History through Arkansas IDEAS. Applicants holding a valid license in areas other the four mentioned above do not have to meet the Arkansas History requirement. HIST 3083 History of Arkansas (offered in summer terms only) meets the Arkansas history requirement.‚Äč

Intensive research seminar covering various aspects of Arkansas history.
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