Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Special Education

Kent State University

12 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The mission of the Educational Specialist degree in Special Education offered at the Kent State University  is to provide an advanced degree in specialized areas of educational programming for children and youth with exceptionalities. 


The program meets the needs of postmaster's degree students who wish to assume leadership roles in schools and agencies that provide special education and related services to children, youth, and adults who have disabilities.

The Ed.S. degree program is designed for the accomplished, experienced practitioner with specific professional aspirations. It is not designed for those who wish to pursue a research emphasis as a prelude to doctoral study.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Special Education program from Kent State University will be able to:

  • Attain the background knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to advance their ability to identify and plan evidence-based educational practices for exceptional learners.
  • Increase their proficiency with the pedagogical and decision-making skills necessary to implement evidence-based educational practices for exceptional learners.
  • Attain an appropriate level of expertise in methods of assessment relevant to providing special education to exceptional learners in schools.
  • Articulate professional positions on critical legal, policy, and practice issues in special education that are grounded in logical analysis, empirical research and the ethical foundations of the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics For Educational Services
  • Classroom Assessment
  • Qualitative Research Design
  • Research Applications In Special Education
  • Pharmacological Interventions In Special Education
  • Curriculum And Intervention In Early Childhood Services
  • Foundations In Early Childhood Services
  • Assessment And Evaluation Of Early Childhood Services

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline - At least one month before the start of the semester of first coursework.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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