Admission Requirements

Director of Special Education and Pupil Services

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To qualify for the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services program you must:

  • Have a master’s degree
  • Three years of full time teaching experience or as school counselor, psychologist or social worker
  • Two attitude and disposition questionnaires (completed by references)
  • A one to two page essay addressing the following prompt: Describe your leadership philosophy and reason for seeking admissions to the program
  • Demonstrated leadership competencies through:
    • Master's degree in educational leadership,
    • Administrator license, or
    • Complete the leadership core competencies course work through Cardinal Stritch University by completing 12 credits:
      • EDU 571: Introduction to Leadership....................4 credits
      • EDU 573: Leading Complex Systems.....................4 credits
      • EDU 575: Leading Organizational Development.....4 credits
        These courses can be completed prior to or concurrently with the Director of
        Pupil Services course.