Educational Leadership—Director of Special Ed

Educational Leadership—Director of Special Ed

Education Specialist

NNU's 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.

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Contact
  • (208) 467-8492
  • gradeducationinfo@nnu.edu
  • 100% online
  • Program utilizes set courses to plan schedules ahead of time.
  • Student typically completes this 32-39 credit program in 17-24 months.
  • Completion leads to Ed.S. with Director of Special Education endorsement on an Administrator Certificate.

Educational Leadership—Director of Special Ed

NNU's Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership: Director of Special Ed. advances the academic preparation and teaching skills of experienced classroom teachers and instructional leaders. This online degree is designed for educational professionals who have a master’s degree and are seeking a leadership role as a director of special education. Program emphasis is on the administrator as an instructional leader as well as a servant leader. Coursework emphasis is on ethical decision making, creative problem solving, and professional growth.

Program Design

Designed to fit the schedule of a working professional, NNU's Ed.S. in Educational Leadership allows the educator to complete the degree while teaching full time. The online program utilizes set courses which allow students to plan their schedules ahead of time. Degree completion of this 32-39 credit program takes approximately 17-24 months.
Completion of this program leads to an Education Specialist degree with an endorsement on an Idaho Administrator Certificate as a Director of Special Education AND EITHER an endorsement as Building Administrator on an Idaho Administrator Certificate OR an endorsement as Superintendent on an Idaho Administrator Certificate dependent on which track is taken. Individuals should check for specific requirements for certification in other states.

Program Start Dates

Classes begin every 8 weeks, and new students may join throughout the year.

Required Courses with Principal Endorsement Track 

M.Ed. in Exceptional Child completed or in the role of Director of Special Education
EDUC8000 Orientation: Graduate Education (0)
EDUC7511 The Learning Process (3) or EDUC 7553 Curriculum, Assessment and Collaboration (3)
EDUC7556 Conceptual Statistics and Applications for Educators (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)
EDUC7584 Data Driven Decision Making (3)
EDUC7585 Administering Human Resources (3)
EDUC7595B Director of Special Education Practicum Portfolio Binder (0-1)
EDUC7595G Practicum in Special Education and Related Services (4)
EDUC7596III  Internship/Principalship (6)
EDUC7596IIIB Building Administrator Internship Portfolio Binder (0-1)
EDUC7598D Seminar: Special Education Policies and Procedures (2)

 

Total Credits: A minimum of 32 semester credits are required.

Required Courses with Superintendent Endorsement Track 

Principal certification completed and be in the role of Director of Special Education
EDUC8000 Orientation: Graduate Education (0)
EDUC7556 Conceptual Statistics and Applications for Educators (3)
EDUC7579 Special Education Law for Administrators (if not taken during the last 3 years) (2)
EDUC7584 Data Driven Decision Making (3)
EDUC7595B Director of Special Education Practicum Portfolio Binder (0-1)
EDUC7595G Practicum in Special Education and Related Services (4)
EDUC7598D Seminar: Special Education Policies and Procedures (2)
EDUC8670 Labor Relations in Schools (3)
EDUC8671 Educational Change: A Historical Perspective (3)
EDUC8672 The Superintendency (3)
EDUC8673 Advanced School Finance (3)
EDUC8674 School Facilities (3)
EDUC8675 Public Relations and Marketing for Schools (3)
EDUC8676 Special Populations: Issues and Resources (3)
EDUC8678 Central Office Internship (1-4 ) (4 credits required)
EDUC8678B Central Office Internship Portfolio Binder (0-1)

 

Total Credits: A minimum of 39 semester credits are required. 

Degree Details

Education Specialist

Offered Online

$535 per credit - See All Tuition & Fee Info

Related Career Paths
Career Avg. Salary
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $74,990
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NNU has prepared me for my future job as a teacher by giving me a really well-rounded education. I’ve gotten a ton of field experience and student teaching, and being a student-athlete here has taught me how to communicate and be a part of a team. I think that this education has equipped me to just be a well-rounded person and not just a student.

Kiley Orr