Director of Special Education and Pupil Services

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.