Dec 01, 2021  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education, Ed.D. (General Curriculum P-12)


The Ed.D. with a major in Special Education is designed for candidates who possess a clear renewable (or comparable) T-5 certificate and hold a master’s degree in a PSC recognized area of certification. Through this program candidates develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to serve as learner-centered specialists engaging in scholarly inquiry and research. Through the cognate and electives they deepen their expertise in a chosen area of study. This program of study thus provides candidates with the skills necessary to synthesize theory and practice through further examination of theoretically-based curriculum development, understanding of global education issues, and inquiry into making education equitable, democratic, humane, and socially just. The Ed.S. with a major in Special Education is fully embedded in the Ed.D. program. Students who complete the Ed.S. with a major in Special Education at Kennesaw State may apply their entire program of study to the Ed.D. Those students who have completed their Ed.S. at another institution will be eligible to have their transcripts analyzed to potentially receive up to 21 hours credit toward the Ed.D.

Guided Electives (6 Credit Hours)

Candidates may select from any 7000, 8000 or 9000 level course approved by an advisor.

Dissertation (9 Credit Hours minimum)

Program Total (66 Credit Hours minimum)

Students may be awarded the Ed.S. after completion of 30 hours; please see program of study for Ed.S. for required coursework.