Special Education Leadership Graduate Certificate

Special Education Leadership Graduate Certificate
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UC Online’s Special Education Leadership Graduate Certificate provides current and future administrators with a skill set to lead inclusive schools and address the educational needs of students with disabilities. This certificate is a collaboration between Special Education programs and Educational Leadership programs, providing school administrators with foundational knowledge as they pursue excellence in research, teaching, and service that addresses real-world challenges and opportunities that create positive change in an inclusive environment for students with disabilities. The stand-alone online graduate certificate plan of study was created to better address the needs of current and future administrators who are in need of additional training in special education administration.

Why study Special Education Leadership?

The Special Education Leadership Graduate Certificate provides students with a skill set to:

  • Formulate a school-level leadership approach grounded in ethical standards and practices.
  • Interpret and apply current laws, regulations, and policies as they apply to the administration of services to individuals with exceptionalities and their families.
  • Utilize collaborative approaches for involving all stakeholders in educational planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Apply leadership, organization, and systems change theory to the provision of services.
  • Implement collaborative administrative procedures and strategies to facilitate communication among all stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to provide ongoing communication, education, and support for families.