Educational Specialist Secondary
AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
The Educational Specialist program is designed to permit students to achieve a degree level higher than the master’s and to development additional skills in their content area. The program may be a terminal program or transferred to a doctorate program.
- Evidence of an earned Master’s degree
- A GPA of 3.25 at the Master’s level
- Official scores on the General test of the Graduate Record Examination with minimum 145 verbal and 140 quantitative scores.
- Submit a valid teaching certificate
- Have a record of successful teaching experience
Degree: Ed.S. – Educational Specialist
Concentration: Elementary Education
Educ 6500 Curriculum Improvement and Construction (3)
Educ 5611 Educational Computer Applications (3)
Educ 6030 Statistics for Educational Research (3)
Educ 6050 Seminar on Research (3)
Educ 6990 Field Study (3)
Select Six hours from following group of courses with an emphasis in Special Education/ Diversity/Learning Theory:
Sped 6550 Special Education Law (3)
Psy 5140 Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
Sped 5750 Classroom Management of Disabled Learners (3)
Psy 5320 Learning and Behavioral Disorders (3)
Educ 6450 Issues in Comparative Education (3)
Educ 6800 Seminar on Teacher Effectiveness (3)
Electives (9 hours)
Courses with Prerequisites:
Educ 6050 is a prerequisite for Educ 6990
Educ 6990 must be taken the last term of enrollment
Students must complete three milestones while completing this program. Milestone I will be completed while in the first term of enrollment. Milestone II must be completed before enrolling in Educ 6050. Milestone III occurs at graduation.
Educ 6990 – Field Study is the capstone course for this program and must be taken the last term of enrollment. It is offered fall and spring semesters as it requires interaction in the local schools. Milestone II is prerequisite.
Research Plan IV:
- Research Foundations/Methods course
- Field-Study, with 3-person committee. Field-Study must be submitted to the College of Graduate Study
- Oral defense of Field-Study