This is an archived copy of the 2019-2020 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit

This certificate provides training for educators who administer program implementation efforts for learners with exceptional needs. It is designed for those who have an interest in becoming special education directors, program coordinators, school building administrators, department chairs, or lead teachers; however, opportunities beyond special education also exist.

This graduate certificate is a cohort-only program in which students begin and end the program together as a group. It may only be pursued on a part-time basis.


For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: E1-CERG-SELE

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 15

This certificate may be pursued on a part-time basis only.


EDSE 701Legal Issues and Special Populations3
EDSE 702Managing Resources for Special Education Programs3
EDSE 703Creating a Collaborative Culture3
EDSE 743Leadership in Special Education Administration3
EDSE 744Current Issues in Special Education3
Total Credits15