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Special Education Administration

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Program Title

Special Education Administration

Degree Designation

GC

Award Type

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Program Level

Graduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus, Online Plus - Hybrid

Program Description

The Special Education Administration Certificate in the Educational Administration and Leadership program develops leaders for Minnesota's schools. The program provides coursework leading to eligibility for an administrative license and is accredited by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA) for meeting the professional preparation requirements for licensure as a Director of Special Education. Courses offered are competency-based and focused on developing the skills and personal traits necessary for successful school administration and leadership. This program is student-centered and provides advanced principles of leadership to guide the practice of educational leaders so they can meet the needs of all learners and achieve more equitable outcomes. As learning organizations and society continue to evolve, this program is designed to ensure that educational leaders are ready to meet the challenges and opportunities of today and the future. This certificate program is delivered through a variety of delivery modes to meet the needs of our professional learners. Upon completion of the Director of Special Education graduate certificate a graduate may choose to pursue a doctorate of education, using select courses from this certificate.

College/School

College of Education and Learning Design

Status

Active

Admission Requirements

What previous degree and/or experience is required prior to admission to this program?

Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree

Minimum undergraduate GPA for admission

2.75

Other requirements applicants MUST complete prior to admission.

A previous Educational Administration masters or related degree is required. Special Education teaching license with three years of special education teaching experience is required.

Required GPA for graduation

3

Number of credits in program

30

Requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Apply state and federal laws, rules, and procedures for governing and monitoring special education finance and special education services.

Outcome

Identify and apply the special education administrative models used in Minnesota.

Outcome

Apply principles of fiscal management for special education programming including planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Outcome

Assemble resources, agencies and organizations available to serve families with children with disabilities.

Degree Maps

Major Code

8724

Program Code

340272023