Ed Specialist- Elementary Education-Class AA
The Education Specialist degree is awarded in the fields of instructional leadership, elementary education, and teacher leader. Course requirements range from 30-36 semester hours of credit. 700-level courses are restricted to candidates admitted to the Education Specialist Program through the Office of Graduate Admissions. See specific program requirements.
Elementary Education — Class AA
General Admission Requirements
- Valid master’s-level professional educator certificate in elementary education; or valid bachelor’s-level certificate in reading; or valid bachelor’s-level certificate in elementary education and a master’s level certificate in ESOL, or a valid bachelor’s-level certificate in elementary education and a master’s-level professional certificate in reading.
- Satisfactory completion of all testing requirements set forth by Alabama State Department of Education. Contact UNA certification officer for details.
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) on all courses in ASBE approved educator preparation master’s program.
- ASBI/FBI background clearance.
|EDS 701||Professionalism and Ethics in the School Culture||3|
|EDS 702||Applied Research I||3|
|EDS 704||Culturally Proficient Leadership||3|
|EDT/EDS 703||Digital-Age Leadership to Enhance Student Learning||3|
|EDS/EED 709||Applied Research II||3|
|EEX 605||Survey of Students with Disabilities (if not previously completed)||0-3|
|EED 705||NBPTS: Issues and Trends 1||0-3|
|Hours of advisor approved graduate coursework appropriate for elementary education||15|
Or hold a National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certificate (in Elementary Education).