Special Education Leadership Master's

Program Overview:

The Master of Arts Degree in Special Education Leadership is designed for applicants with an interest in the administrative work involved in leading special education programs. This degree is designed to provide qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge necessary to understand leadership in the field of special education.

Program Highlights & Benefits:

  • 2 years or less completion time
  • Summer & holiday breaks
  • One course completed every 8 weeks
  • Classes meet in an online or on campus

Program Objectives

  • Apply an understanding of the financial and legal implications of special education programs in making critical decisions impacting students.
  • Create a professional development plan that promotes growth in personnel.
  • Understand the role of each stakeholder and their contribution to the special education program.
  • Be knowledgeable about and support the use of effective teaching strategies for students with special needs.
  • Conduct research to answer questions related to special education practices and successfully and systemically meet the needs of exceptional learners.

Areas of Study:

Course Title Hours
EDL/SPED 6250 Special Education Law & Policy 3
EDL/SPED 6225 Special Education Finance 3
SPED 6375 Supervision of Programs for Children with Disabilities 3
SPED 6355 Instructional Strategies for students with Academic & Physical Disabilities 3
EDI 6010 Differentiation and Learning Theory 3
SPED 6365 Instructional Strategies for students w/ Specific Learning Disabilities & Emotional Disbilities 3
EDL 6310 Schools, Families, and Community Partnerships 3
SPED 6XXX Practicum and Seminar in Special Education Leadership 1 3
SPED 6XXX Practicum and Seminar in Special Education Leadership 2 3
FPR 6650 Action Research 3
  Total Credit Hours: 30

Master's Capstone Experience

A master’s capstone is required for all master of arts candidates. This culminating project highlights the candidate’s mastery of content throughout his or her studies. Capstones are traditionally a summary of work demonstrating overall growth and specific understandings of the professional standards. The capstone serves as a performance-based evaluation and promotes reflective practice. It also demonstrates the professional’s proficiency in integrating technology and his or her ability to interpret theory into practice.

NOTE: This is only an introduction of the program. You are responsible to review the Graduate Catalog for program details.