Education Specialist in Special Education
Jackson State University

Program Details

The online Education Specialist in Special Education program is available to educators certified at the master’s level who seek to develop skills as educational leaders in research, teaching, and service for students with disabilities.  The curriculum addresses current issues and trends in special education as it seeks to encourage and facilitate the efforts of candidates to acquire knowledge, skills, understandings, appreciations, and attitudes necessary for effective interaction and instruction of those with disabilities.  The program broadens the candidate’s knowledge base and develops competencies and attitudes that promote and actualize excellence in teaching and outcomes.


  • A master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 minimum GPA at the graduate level
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Interview
  • A recommendation for admission by the screening committee
  • Teaching license/certification

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges