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Educational Leadership & Special Education Administration, Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

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Master's or Educational Specialist Degree with Dual Licensure in Educational Leadership & Special Education Administration

This interdisciplinary program is offered with two degree options, each of which also prepares you for dual licensure as both a Principal and a Special Education Director.

  • Educational Leadership and Special Education Administration Master of Arts (MA) – with dual licensure as a Principal and Special Education Director – for those who have earned a bachelor's degree.
  • Educational Leadership and Special Education Administration Educational Specialist (EdS) – for those who have already earned a master's degree. Though the dual licensure is not in the official degree name, this program does include that preparation.

Add valuable credentials, help create positive change, and be prepared to successfully lead high-achieving, culturally-responsive schools.

Course Topics Include:

  • The principalship
  • Contextual understanding of systems
  • Program planning & organization
  • Policy, budget & resource development
  • Parent/community engagement
  • Applied research/evaluation
  • Contemporary educational issues

Delivered Online – Start Any Term, Make a Difference

Online delivery allows participants to remain in their schools and communities while completing an advanced degree that will open a variety of doors to career advancement. Graduates assume roles as building principals at elementary, middle, or high school levels; and district level positions as special education directors and/or central office administrators.

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
7 or 8 terms (less than 3 years)
$555/credit hour

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