Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Special Education Leadership
Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 25.0
Instructional Delivery: Online, Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.0402
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9039
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The Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Special Education Leadership program is designed to produce educators who are equipped with the advanced skills, knowledge, and competencies necessary to lead programs that meet the needs of students at risk for and with disabilities in multiple settings.
The program requires 16.0 credits of special education leadership courses and 9.0 credits of leadership core courses (for a total of 25.0 credits). The courses in the leadership core focus on areas of change, finance, evaluation and assessment, and technology. Students must complete all courses and meet the prerequisite standards established by the PA Dept of Education for recommendation for the PA Supervisor of Special Education certification.
Students applying to this program should have the following:
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate GPAs will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA).
- Completed graduate school application.
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended.
- Two letters of recommendation - professional or academic.
- An essay describing why the applicant is interested in pursuing graduate study in this field.
|Leadership Core Courses|
|EDAM 522||Evaluation & Assessment Competencies||3.0|
|EDUC 708||Integration of Technology with School Instruction and Management||3.0|
|EDUC 710||School Finance and Facilities||3.0|
|Special Education Leadership Concentration Courses|
|EDEX 710||School Law & Policy in Special Education||3.0|
|EDEX 712||Instructional & Curriculum Leadership in Special Education||3.0|
|EDEX 714||Development, Supervision, & Support: Special Education Leadership||3.0|
|EDEX 716||Organization & Administration of Special Education||3.0|
|EDEX 721||Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Special Education Leadership||1.0|
|EDEX 722||Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Instructional Leadership||1.0|
|EDEX 723||Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Collaboration & Personnel||1.0|
|EDEX 724||Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Finance & Management||1.0|
For more information about this program, contact the program manager:
Brenda Gormley, MS
School of Education