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?