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    teachergrl67 is offline Registered User
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    Online EDS or Add On licensure in North Carolina

    I am a Special Education teacher in North Carolina and I am interested in getting my EDS simply because I want the pay increase. I have no desire to be an administrator but I would like to be an Autism Specialist or Consultant or someother Central Office Specialist in the EC department at Central Office. The problem that I see is that the EDS programs require the Add on principal licsensure first and I cannot get Fin Aid for an Add on licensure and I cant afford to pay for it without FIn Aid as I am a single mom. Dpes North Carolina recognize any schools that have a PHd or Ed.D in SPecial Ed? I have seen many online colleges that offer these but I am very hesitant about out of state online for profit schools as I am afraid that NC DPI will not accept them. Any suggestions for advancing my pay for someone who has no desire to be a Principal?

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    It is likely that North Carolina would recognize /accept programmatic accredited education degree programs (e.g., NCATE and/or TEAC). Listed are a few online via B&M university programs you may want to consider:

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln (TEAC accredited): ED.S. Special Education and Communication Disorders
    Graduate Specialist in Special Education & Communication Disorders | Online Worldwide | U. Of Nebraska
    UNL | CEHS | SECD | SPED | Educational Specialist

    Arkansas State (NCATE accredited): ED.S.
    ASU-Jonesboro - Specialist in Educational Leadership

    University of Arkansas (NCATE accredited): ED.S. Curriculum and Instruction
    EdS Curriculum & Instruction

    Northwestern State (NCATE accredited): ED.S. Educational Leadership and Instruction (concentration in Special Education )
    NSU | eNSU | Specialist Degree: Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership and Instruction

    Saint Mary’s University: ED.S. Educational Admn. (Director of Special Education )
    Education Specialist in Educational Administration - Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

    Georgia Southern (NCATE accredited): ED.S. SPED
    Georgia Southern University: Dept. of T & L- Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Program

    Florida International (NCATE accredited): ED.S. Curriculum and Instruction
    Florida International University - College of Education

    University of West Georgia (NCATE accredited): ED.S. SPED
    UWG Online | Specialist Degree Programs

    University of Tennessee-Knoxville (NCATE accredited): ED.S. Teacher Education Major
    Modified, Comprehensive, and Early Childhood Special Education Concentration
    UT Knoxville - College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

    Regent University (TEAC accredited): ED.S. Educational Leadership (with SPED emphasis)
    “A 25% scholarship is available to any student that is accepted to and enrolled in the Educational Specialist program.”
    Ed.S. - Educational Leadership

    Wayne State College (NCATE accredited): ED.S.
    Education Specialist | School Administration/Educational Leadership | EDC | WSC
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    northcentral university just started offering the EDS and its financial aid eligible

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    Nova Southeastern

    Would a degree from Nova Southeastern meet your state's requirements? I just finished my first semester in the master's of science in brain-based teaching and am really enjoying the program. They also offer an Ed.S. in brain-based teaching that seems like it would be relevant to your classroom work. Here are two links about the program:

    BrainSMART : Current Students :: Fischler School
    BrainSMART
    AAS, Visual Communication, NMTC - 2006
    BS, Communication, COSC - 2012
    MS, Brain-Based Teaching, Nova Southeastern - 2014
    EDS, Information Science and Learning Technology, University of Missouri - in progress

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    Thanks guys! I spoke with my licensure person and they said it had to be accredited and if I entered a Doctoral Program to ask if it led to teacher licensure. I was looking at Liberty . I found a few colleges that have an EDS in Special Ed but North Carolina does not recognize that. Does anyone have any experience with Liberty or teach in North Carolina and have experience with out of state online post masters programs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teachergrl67 View Post
    Thanks guys! I spoke with my licensure person and they said it had to be accredited and if I entered a Doctoral Program to ask if it led to teacher licensure. I was looking at Liberty. I found a few colleges that have an EDS in Special Ed but North Carolina does not recognize that. Does anyone have any experience with Liberty or teach in North Carolina and have experience with out of state online post masters programs?

    I’m confused re your communication with your NC licensure person; seemingly there is inconsistency to his /her answer (e.g., the program must be accredited) (?)). Just curious … what were the reason/s provide re not recognizing SPED NCATE accredited ED.S. programs /reciprocity?

    “North Carolina recognizes four teacher education and reciprocal licensing approaches: completion of an education program accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) completion of an education program that follows National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) standards reciprocity based on interstate agreements (North Carolina has reciprocal contracts with Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.) completion of a state-approved program not accredited by NCATE, approved through the interstate agreement, or based on NASDTEC guidelines.”

    State of North Carolina Teacher Certification Requirements
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