Ed.S. Educational Leadership: Director of Special Ed.

The online EdS Degree in Director of Special Education is designed for certified teachers with a master's degree who seek a leadership role as a Director of Special Education. Emphasis is on the administrator as an instructional leader as well as a servant leader. Ethical decision making, creative problem solving, and professional growth are other areas of emphasis.


Program Design

This program leads to an Education Specialist degree with an endorsement on an Idaho Administrator Certificate as a Building Administrator as well as an endorsement on an Idaho Administrator Certificate as a Director of Special Education. Individuals should check for specific requirements for certification in other states.

Cohort Start Dates

New cohorts begin each fall. A student who joins an active cohort is placed in the one that corresponds to the student's expected graduation date.

Required Courses

M.Ed. in Exceptional Child completed
EDUC8000 Orientation: Graduate Education (0)
EDUC7511 The Learning Process (3) or EDUC 7553 Curriculum, Assessment and Collaboration (3)
EDUC7575 Legal and Financial Issues in Education (3)
EDUC7579 Special Education Law for Administrators (if not taken during the last 3 years) (2)
EDUC7581 Instructional Supervision and Leadership (3)
EDUC7585 Administering Human Resources (3)
EDUC7595G Practicum in Special Education and Related Services (4)
EDUC7596III  Internship/Principalship (6)
EDUC7596IIIB Internship Binder (0)
EDUC7598D Seminar: Special Education Policies and Procedures (2)
EDUC8677 Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research (3)
EDUC8702 Comprehensive Examination (0)
EDUCxxxx Elective (3)

Total Credits 32

EDUC7570 Oregon Law & Finance – Optional; for Principal certification in Oregon (2)

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