A student applying to a graduate certificate program must have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year.
Additional Program Admission Requirements
A student applying to this program must:
have a master's degree, or its equivalent, and a current professional license in one of the following: Special Education, School Psychology, School Social Work, Speech Language Pathology;
have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for all graduate level coursework;
have two or more years of successful teaching experience or related service provision;
provide one official copy of transcripts from all institutions in which you completed graduate courses;
upload the following to the online application
a cover letter outlining professional goals as related to special education administrative leadership;
a current resume;
a digital image file (jpeg, pdf, etc.) of current professional licenses and endorsements, if any;
an official letter from school or district employer documenting a minimum of two years of successful teaching or related service experience with students with disabilities
one professional letter of recommendation from a person who has knowledge of your professional work and especially your work as a school or district leader
The letter of recommendation must address the following with examples or details: leadership experiences; ability to make a difference in student performance; ability to work with colleagues and staff as a team; oral and written communication skills; and potential to become a special education administrative leader who can motivate and support faculty and families and who can promote learning by students with disabilities.
Applications will be reviewed by the Department of Special Education DOSE Program Coordinator who may ask applicants to submit additional information.