Special Education Administration (Graduate Certificate)
The Department of Education offers a Graduate Certificate in Special Education Administration. This program allows educators to administer and lead special education programs. Students who pursue this Graduate Certificate must concurrently pursue the certification for a New Hampshire Special Education Administrator. In other words, the Graduate Certificate is coterminous with the credential. When a student completes the Graduate Certificate he/she also completes the certification as a special education administrator. These two cannot be uncoupled.
The requirements for admission include:
• Master’s Degree in special education, educational administration, or similar field.
• Possess a current credential in special education
• A minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in special education (must have five years experience for credential eligibility).
In order to receive the Graduate Certificate for Special Education Administrator, the matriculated student must pass a minimum of 16 credits, including transfer credits, from the courses below, or electives if appropriate, taken after admission to the Graduate Certificate program, and must complete all requirements for state certification as a special education administrator.
Special Education Courses:
|EDUC 850||Introduction to Exceptionality||4|
|EDUC 938||Advanced Seminar in Special Education||4|
|EDUC 939||Assessment and Teaching of Children with Learning Difficulties||4|
|EDUC 856||Supporting Families of Individuals with Exceptionalities||4|
|EDUC 951||Laws and Regulations Affecting the Education of Students with Disabilities||4|
|EDUC 956||Learning to Listen: Developing Positive Behavior Supports for Students with Challenging Behaviors||4|
|EDUC #961||Public School Administration||4|
|or EDUC 977||Leadership: The District Level Administrator|
|EDUC 962||Educational Finance and Business Management||4|
|EDUC 964||Human Resources in Education||4|
|EDUC 974||Educational Administrative Internship||4|