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

The EdS Degree in Special Educationis 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.

This degree is offered in a blend of online and on-campus classes. Distance students can take any on-campus class virtually through real-time videoconferencing.

Cohort Start Dates

New cohorts begin each spring. 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
EDUC 7511 The Learning Process (3) or EDUC 7553 Curriculum, Assessment and Collaboration (3)
EDUC 7575 Legal and Financial Issues in Education (3)
EDUC 7579 Special Education Law for Administrators (if not taken during the last 3 years) (2)
EDUC 7581 Instructional Supervision and Leadership (3)
EDUC 7585 Administering Human Resources (3)
EDUC 7595G Practicum in Special Education and Related Services (4)
EDUC 7596III  Internship/Principalship (6)
EDUC 7598D Seminar: Special Education Policies and Procedures (2)
EDUC 8677 Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research (3)
EDUC 8700 Comprehensive Examination (0)
EDUC xxxx Elective (3)

Total Credits 32

EDUC 7570 Oregon Law & Finance – Optional; for Principal certification in Oregon (2)

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