Special Education Administration (Graduate Certificate)
The Education Department 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 they also complete the certification as a special education administrator. These two cannot be uncoupled.
- Master’s Degree in special education.
- Possess a current credential/certification in special education area.
- 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 in Special Education Administration, the matriculated student must complete all requirements for New Hampshire state certification as a Special Education Administrator. At least 16 credits must be passed after admission to the Graduate Certificate program.
UNH courses used to meet the requirements for New Hampshire state certification as a Special Education Administrator are listed below. Since an M.Ed. in Special Education is required for admission, it is expected that matriculated students will have previously completed most of the Special Education courses at UNH or equivalent courses at other schools. Admitted students will work with their academic advisor to determine an appropriate plan of study based on prior coursework. Students typically need to complete between 16 and 24 credits to receive the certificate.
|Special Education Courses: 1|
|EDUC 839||Equitable Assessment and Individualized Educational Planning: Building Access and Agency||4|
|EDUC 840||Advanced Methods for Inclusive Curricular Design and Teaching: Building Access and Agency, Part II||4|
|EDUC 850||Introduction to Disability in Inclusive Schools and Communities||4|
|EDUC 856||Advocating for Diverse and Inclusive Family-School-Community Partnerships||4|
|EDUC 956||Developing Positive Behavior Supports to Ensure Success for All Learners||4|
|EDUC 959||Issues in Education (or equivalent) 2||4|
|EDUC 962||Educational Finance and Business Management||4|
|EDUC 964||Human Resources in Education||4|
|EDUC 974||Educational Administrative Internship||4|
|EDUC 977||Leadership: The District Level Administrator||4|
To meet requirements for New Hampshire state certification as a Special Education Administrator, students must also complete or have completed a course in Special Education Laws and Regulations.
Equivalent courses are determined in consultation with an academic advisor.