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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Special Education


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The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Special Education program emphasizes practitioner-based research methodology to prepare educators to evaluate and improve programs and instruction. Aligned with the Council for Exceptional Children’s Advanced Role Content Standards, this program’s curriculum focuses on the planning and implementation of programs and interventions to benefit special education students and assist special education teachers in meeting the goals of individual education plans. The courses address policy concerns, advocacy for special needs students, inclusive practices, school-wide interventions, and working with families for positive outcomes. (This program does not lead to certification or licensure.)

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, educator professionals will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of key concepts through scholarly writing and project completion, for legal and ethical policy that supports high quality education for individuals with exceptional learning needs.
  2. Demonstrate mastery of key concepts through scholarly writing and project completion, to serve in a leadership capacity by creating procedures that respect all individuals and positive and productive work environments.
  3. Demonstrate mastery of key concepts through scholarly writing and project completion, for the use of evidence-based practices for instructional programs at the school and system levels.
  4. Demonstrate mastery of key concepts, through scholarly writing and project completion, and the use of educational research to improve instructional and intervention techniques and materials.
  5. Design and implement methods to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional practices and program goals for student learning of the general education curriculum and individualized IEP goals.
  6. Demonstrate mastery of key concepts, through scholarly writing and project completion, of the legal rights of students, families, and personnel.
  7. Plan, present, and evaluate professional development that focuses on effective practice, including expertise to support student access to learning through effective teaching strategies, curriculum standards, and assistive technology.
  8. Demonstrate mastery of key concepts through scholarly writing and project completion, the importance of collaboration in special education, and the integration of services for individuals with exceptionalities.

Degree Requirements

  • 42 total semester credits
  • Foundation course (6 sem. cr.)
  • Core courses (30 sem. cr.)
  • Capstone course (6 sem. cr.)
  • Minimum 6 semesters enrollment
  • ePortfolio 

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