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Education Specialist in Special Education

Program Details

The online Education Specialist in Special Education program is designed to meet the current demands of teachers who are certified in Special Education as they pursue graduate preparation beyond their master’s degrees.  Students will complete content specific requirements in their Special Education concentration area, either Adaptive Curriculum or General Curriculum.  Coursework helps students apply and extend content knowledge and pedagogical skills through the examination of curriculum and instruction issues and research, and allows them to collaborate with others across disciplines while developing leadership skills.


  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Possess or be eligible for a Georgia level five certificate or a Certificate of Eligibility for a level five Induction certificate in Special Education with certification in one of the concentration areas: Adaptive Curriculum or General Curriculum
  • 3.25 or higher GPA on all graduate work attempted
  • Statement of purpose
  • Disclosure and Affirmation statements

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)