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Curriculum – EdS in Special Education

Gifted and Talented P-12 Certification

  • SPE 606 Topical Seminar in Special Education: Bibliotherapy for Exceptional Students
  • SPE 612 Readings and Research in Special Education Gifted and Talented
  • SPE 613 Consultation Processing in Special Education Programs
  • SPE 617 Special Education, Leadership, Policy, and Law
  • SPE 681 Issues in Gifted Education
  • SPE 682 Advanced Curriculum Workshop in Gifted Education
  • BER 540 Statistical Methods in Education
  • BER 631 Inquiry as Interpretation: Qualitative I
  • Foundations Course - approved by advisor

A passing score on a comprehensive written exam is required.

Access the Alabama State Department of Education approved program of study.

Early Childhood B-8 Certification

  • SPE 606 Topical Seminar in Special Education: Behavior
  • SPE 613 Consultation Processing in Special Education Programs
  • SPE 616 Advanced Professional Development
  • SPE 617 Special Education, Leadership, Policy, and Law
  • SPE 621 Issues in Special Education Early Childhood
  • SPE 622 Advanced Curriculum Workshop: Early Childhood
  • BER 540 Statistical Methods in Education
  • BER 631 Inquiry as Interpretation: Qualitative I
  • BER 660 Evaluation I: Evaluation Theory and Practice
  • Foundations Course - approved by advisor
  • Approved Elective

A passing score on a comprehensive written exam is required.

Access the Alabama State Department of Education approved program of study.

Collaborative K-12 Certification

  • SPE 606 Topical Seminar in Special Education: Behavior
  • SPE 613 Consultation Processing in Special Education Programs
  • SPE 616 Advanced Professional Development
  • SPE 617 Special Education, Leadership, Policy, and Law
  • SPE 623 Issues in Collaborative Education
  • SPE 624 Advanced Curriculum Workshop in Special Education
  • BER 540 Statistical Methods in Education
  • BER 631 Inquiry as Interpretation: Qualitative I
  • BER 660 Evaluation I: Evaluation Theory and Practice
  • Foundations Course - approved by advisor
  • Approved Elective

A passing score on a comprehensive written exam is required.

Access the Alabama State Department of Education approved program of study.

Students who enroll in the EdS in Special Education program and do not hold master's level certification in special education may need to complete additional coursework. 

Students enrolled in the EdS in Special Education weekend program pay main campus graduate tuition rates.

Please note that courses are subject to change.