Instructional Specialist in Early Education

Early Childhood Ed.S.

The Instructional Specialist in Early Childhood Education is a 30-hour post-Masters graduate program which leads to an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree and Class AA Professional Certification in Early Childhood Education.

Course of Study 

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 reading.
    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. Successful completion of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade-point average of at least 3.0 (A=4.0).
    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 your career goals and purpose for graduate study (upload document within application).

Academic Advisor:

Dr. Rebecca Giles
Phone | (251) 380-2899
rgiles@southalabama.edu