Skip to body

Curriculum, Supervision, & Educational Leadership

College of Education and Professional Studies

Administrator Certification Program Residency Program Administrator in Special Education

The Program Administrator in Special Education Certification prepares you for the position of Program Administrator. The Program Administrator has staff responsibility for managing the technical aspects of the curriculum and instructional program. This staff position carries functional authority which is technical and advisory. The program administrator assists in clarifying directions and goals of specified educational activities. These functions are usually performed by persons in positions responsible for curriculum development and the supervision of instruction, and therefore, represent service more than administrative authority.


To receive a Program Administrator certificate:

  • The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least 24 quarter credit hours (or 16 semester credit hours) of graduate coursework in education.
  • The candidate shall have completed an approved program for the preparation of program administrators.

Admittance Procedures:

Please read the following document in its entirety prior to submitting the application materials: Administrator Certification Programs Admittance Procedures

Course Requirements for the Program Administrator Special Education Certification:

Required Course Offerings
Credits Fall  Winter Spring Summer
EDAD 577 - Diversity Leadership 3 1      
EDAD 580 - Educational Administration 4   1    
EDAD 581 - Public School Finance 4     1  
EDAD 584 - School Supervision 4   1    
EDAD 589 - School Law 4   1    
EDAD 575 - Administration and Supervision of IDEA 3       1
EDAD 692 / 693 - Internship  12 1 1 1  
Total Credits:
(tentative schedule subject to change)

*The internship begins during Pre-Autumn (EDAD 692) and continues with the internship during the academic quarters (EDAD 693)


Take the Next Step to Becoming a Wildcat.