The Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Certification program, available to graduates of Stritch's Master of Science (M.S.) in Educational Leadership program, as well as individuals holding a master's degree in leadership from another institution, leads to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction certification.
The program is an eight credit strand with courses in special
education law, special education instructional leadership, and special
education and pupil services program administration. By adding these
eight credits, by affiliating students with special education
administrators as mentors, and by constructing applied special
education/pupil services leadership experiences, students will be
equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to serve as
Directors of Special Education and Pupil Services.
The program is aligned with the Wisconsin Administrator Standards (#10) and
the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services (#80) Content Standards.