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:

About the Program

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. 

Admission Requirements

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.

Program Requirements

Leadership Core Courses
EDAM 708Integration of Technology with School Instruction and Management 3.0
EDAM 710School Finance and Facilities3.0
EDAM 722Evaluation & Assessment Competencies3.0
Special Education Leadership Concentration Courses
EDEX 710School Law & Policy in Special Education3.0
EDEX 712Instructional & Curriculum Leadership in Special Education3.0
EDEX 714Development, Supervision, & Support: Special Education Leadership3.0
EDEX 716Organization & Administration of Special Education3.0
EDEX 721Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Special Education Leadership1.0
EDEX 722Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Instructional Leadership1.0
EDEX 723Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Collaboration & Personnel1.0
EDEX 724Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Finance & Management1.0
Total Credits25.0

Additional Information:

For more information about this program, contact the program manager:

Ms. Kyra Dukes, Program Manager

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