Secondary Education Instructional Specialist

Secondary Education Ed.S., Class AA Teaching Certificate

The Instructional Specialist in Secondary Education is a 30-hour post-Masters graduate program which leads to an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree and Class AA Professional Certification in Secondary Education in English Language Arts, Social Studies, General Science, or Mathematics. Those pursuing the Ed.S. will be afforded the opportunity for research in education and advancement of graduate level content coursework in the College of Arts and Sciences.

General Science Ed.S. Course of Study

Mathematics Ed.S. Course of Study

Language Arts Ed.S. Course of Study

Social Studies Ed.S. Course of Study

General Science, Math, and Social Studies Ed.S. Admission Requirements

  1. A valid master’s-level (Class A) professional educator certificate in the same teaching field(s) in which the Class AA Professional Educator Certificate is sought.
    OR
    A valid bachelor’s-level (Class B) professional educator certificate in the same teaching field in which the Class AA professional educator certificate is sought and a valid master’s-level (Class A) professional educator certificate in English for Speakers of Other Languages.
  2. A master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    Official Transcripts from all university, college, and post-secondary institutions you attended must be mailed to: 
    University of South Alabama Transcript Processing Center 
    P.O. Box 9218 
    Watertown, MA 02471
    (Note: Students who attended and/or graduated from the University of South Alabama are not required to submit a USA transcript.)
  3. Personal statement on applicant's career goals and purpose for graduate study. (Upload document within application.)

To apply - click here to get to the Admissions login page.

Language Arts Ed.S. Admission Requirements

  1. A valid master’s-level (Class A) professional educator certificate in the same teaching field(s) in which the Class AA Professional Educator Certificate is sought.
    OR
    A valid bachelor’s-level (Class B) professional educator certificate in the same teaching field in which the Class AA professional educator certificate is sought and a valid master’s-level (Class A) professional educator certificate in English for Speakers of Other Languages. 
    OR
    A valid bachelor's-level (Class B) professional educator certificate in English Language Arts and a valid master's-level (Class A) professional educator certificate in reading.
  2. A master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    Official Transcript must be mailed to: 
    University of South Alabama Transcript Processing Center 
    P.O. Box 9218 
    Watertown, MA 02471
    (Note: Students who attended and/or graduated from the University of South Alabama are not required to submit a USA transcript.)
  3. Personal statement on applicant's career goals and purpose for graduate study. (Upload document within application.)

To apply - click here to get to the Admissions login page.


Academic Advisors:

Susan Ferguson Martin, Ph.D.
English Language Arts, Science
Ph: (251) 380-2797
ferguson@southalabama.edu

Susan Santoli, Ph.D.
Social Studies
Ph: (251) 380-2836
ssantoli@southalabama.edu

Christopher Parrish, Ph.D.
Math
Ph: (251) 461-1941
parrish@southalabama.edu