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Regent University

EdS in Educational Leadership - Special Education

Regent University's Education Specialist in Educational Leadership program with a Special Education concentration is intended to help special ed teachers advance to administration and leadership roles. Read on to learn more about this online EdS program.

Official Program Name:

Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Special Education

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

For the EdS in Educational Leadership - Special Education program, prospective students should have a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, and a desire to help children with special needs. Applicants to any Regent University graduate program should have a bachelor's degree from an accredited school; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

This EdS in Educational Leadership - Special Education program at Regent University was created to help special education teachers prepare for leadership roles in the field. The program focuses on the best ways to serve children with developmental disabilities, emotional issues, and learning problems. Students might learn how to analyze current programs and use research to develop tools that are more effective for special needs children. Additional course topics include a review of international special education, fad and popular intervention techniques, and an examination of the special education high-incidence disability categories.

Learning Format:

Online (with required residency)

Program Length:

31+ credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the Education Specialist in Educational Leadership with a Special Education concentration:

This postgraduate EdS in Educational Leadership - Special Education program can be completed in 31 hours. Most of this is online, though students must go to two residencies at the Virginia Beach campus. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (13 credits)

  • Advanced Theory & Practice of Leadership, Communication, & Organizations
  • Residency I
  • Residency II
  • Christian Worldview for Educators
  • Data-Driven Decision Making

Special Education Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • Advanced Study of Best Practices in Special Education
  • History of Special Education
  • Advanced Study of High-Incidence Disabilities
  • Fad Interventions in Special Education
  • International Special Education
  • Bioethics in Special Education

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

This Education Specialist in Educational Leadership degree program at Regent University is designed to prepare students with the research and curriculum development skills that might serve them in administrative roles at educational institutions with special needs students.

Here are a few roles graduates might be able to consider:

  • Education advocate
  • Education researcher
  • Central office executive leader
  • Education policy maker
  • Higher education administrator