Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Licensure
The Director of Special Education and Pupil Services licensure program will prepare you to serve in leadership roles specifically related to your passion. Successful completion of this 12-credit program will lead to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction certification as a director of special education and pupil services.
The Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Licensure program equips you with the knowledge, skills and disposition to serve as a Director of Special Education and Pupil Services. The program is a 12-credit strand with courses in special education law, special education instructional leadership, and special education and pupil services program administration. These credits, along with leadership and mentorship opportunities with special education administrators, prepare you to excel as a Director of Special Education and Pupil Services. The program also is aligned with the Wisconsin Administrator Standards (#5010) and the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services (#5080) Content Standards.
This program is available to experienced educators and/or educational leaders who hold a master's degree in educational leadership, psychology, special education, counseling or another related field. Candidates who do not have an educational leadership degree or administrative license from an approved university may need to complete additional educational leadership coursework (up to 12 credits). Coursework requirements will be determined upon a review of the candidate's transcripts.
- Leadership Theory: Evolution and Influences
- Dimensions of Leadership
- Dimensions of Leading the Learning Organization
- Introduction to Leadership
- Leading Complex Systems
- Leading Beyond Organizational Improvement
The specific degree requirements on the website are for illustrative purposes and may change at any time. Please contact the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising or refer to the course catalog for detailed program requirements.
We focus on our programs having a collaborative approach.
You will experience engaged learning through an online format. Log in to classes where you can be just as engaged as you would be in person.
Natalie Fuller, '19
Director of Learning Services for the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System
My professors were supportive of my goals and educational experiences throughout the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Program. Without their guidance and support, I would not be in the position I am today, impacting Special Education and Pupil Services within my school system.
For more information please contact admissions or the program faculty.
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions|Director of Recruitment for the Kellner College of Education, Literacy, and Leadership
Enrollment Management - Admissions GraduateEnrollment Management - Admissions Graduate
Corey L. Thompson
Chair - Leadership Education & Pupil Services|Faculty - Urban Education