The Ed.S. with a major in Special Education is designed for candidates who have already earned an M.Ed. with a major in Special Education or a related field and wish to continue graduate study in order to enhance their expertise and improve their practice. Candidates will develop in-depth knowledge and skills to implement in their classrooms and schools in ways that advance all students’ rights to an education that supports social and economic justice and academic success. Courses focusing on technology, learner-centered curriculum and instruction, learners and families from diverse backgrounds, and critical pedagogy will aid candidates in meeting these crucial needs. Successful graduates of the Ed.S. at Kennesaw State University may apply their entire program of study to the Ed.D. in Special Education.
Education and Research Core for Ed.S. Programs in Special Education (15 Credit Hours)
Candidates take 15 credit hours within the Education and Research Core, which emphasizes Learner-Centered Pedagogy/Application & Theory. The courses are: