Director of Special Education, Rank I (0426)
Department website: http://www.wku.edu/ste/
Elizabeth G. Kirby, firstname.lastname@example.org, (270) 745-3746
This 30 hour program leads to eligibility for administrative certification as a Level I Director of Special Education and a Rank I.
- Director of Special Education Level I (KDS1)
- Director of Special Education Level II (KDS2)
- Submit an application to the Graduate School, including a copy of current, valid teaching certificate for exceptional children or school psychologist.
- Submit documentation of a master's degree from an accredited institution.
- Submit current vita/resume and letter of application indicating goals, and a statement verifying that he/she has completed at least 3 years of full-time appropriate teaching experience with exceptional children or as a school psychologist.
- Submit documentation of three years full-time appropriate teaching experience with exceptional children or as a school psychologist.
- Submit documentation of a 3.2 GPA or above on all graduate course work.
Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.
Program Requirements (30-36 hours)
|Graduate level Research Methods course completed within the past 10 years||3|
|Introductory Special Education course completed within the past 10 years||3|
|Select 6 hours of Graduate Level Curriculum Course from the following:||6|
|Organization of Elementary School Curriculum|
|Middle Grades Curriculum|
|Leading Teaching and Learning (or an advisor-approved curriculum course)|
|EDAD 585||Fundamentals of School Administration||3|
|EDAD 677||Legal Issues for Professional Educators||3|
|EDAD 620||Seminar in Administration of Special Education||3|
|EDAD 625||Practicum in the Administration of Special Education||3|
|EDAD 630||Special Education Law and Finance||3|
|SPED 533||Seminar: Curriculum for Learning and Behavior Disorders 1||3|
|or SPED 535||Curriculum for Individuals with Moderate and Severe Disabilities|
|or SPED 615||Instructional Strategies and Design for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders|
|ELED 503||Organization of Elementary School Curriculum 1||3|
|SEC 580||Curriculum 1||3|
|or MGE 571||Middle Grades Curriculum|
|EDAD 682||School-Community Relations 1||3|
|or SPED 532||Families, Professionals and Exceptionalities|
|SPED 518||Seminar: Contemporary Challenges in Special Education 1||3|
|or SPED 618||Social Skills Instruction & Behavioral Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders|
|or PSY 519||Psychological Perspectives on Classroom Behavior|
|or PSY 540||Behavior Problems of Childhood and Adolescence|
|EDAD 598||Field-Based Experience in Educational Administration||3|
|EDAD 686||Principles of Supervision||3|
Students may not use a course used as a prerequisite. Other equivalent course may be approved by advisor.
Filing a CA-1 requesting Rank I requires completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours of graduate credit including the master's degree. Within these total hours the student must complete the required professional courses as outlined in a planned program designed to provide the student with appropriate administrative competencies and courses required for certification. Students must be admitted to the program and have a program of study on file with teacher certification to be eligible for a recommendation of certification.