Completion of the Master of Arts in Education - Supervisor of Special Education leads to an Administrative and Supervisory Certificate designed to provide the necessary background to serve as a Supervisor of Special Education.
The online MAE in Supervisor of Special Education degree requires 36 credit hours.
Program of Study
||6 credit hours
||EDAD 831 and TE 800
||30 credit hours
||EDAD 833, 842P, 848, 851, 854, 855, 940, 956, 998, and CSP 800
Note: The following prerequisites are required for this degree program : TE 805P Overview of Assistive Technology (3 cr hours), and TESE 876P Transitional Issues for Individuals with Disabilities (3 cr hours)
Advanced Educational Psychology
This course focuses on school learning, its assessment and factors that are related to it. These factors include, for example, learner's development and characteristics (biological, psychological, cultural and social), learner's exceptionalities, teacher's instructional and behavior management techniques, and social influences. Current issues and problems will be studied and discussed in a seminar setting. There will also be opportunity to study topics of individual concern.
Social Foundations of Education
This course provides insight into the relationship of education to the social order, a rationale for the underlying philosophy of education, and an understanding of how political theory and social forces provide for school organization and authority.
This course provides educators with the knowledge base and skills required to provide leadership with regards to assessment issues which include but are not exclusive to analysis of data to improve instruction; utilization of assessment instruments for guiding instruction to determine best practices for improved student learning; engagement in continuous evaluation of curriculum and instruction; development of criteria for evaluating data. Using basic knowledge, students will identify an assessment issue of individual significance and develop background information, data, and materials needed to provide leadership with regards to this topic.
Prerequisites: enrollment in a Master's or Educational Specialist degree program
Administration of Special Education
The purpose of this course is to provide the school administrator information concerning legal aspects of special education, identification of special needs students, and options available in programming for handicapped students.
The current arena in which principals function is constantly being impacted by societal forces and conditions. The class is designed to assist students to understand major curriculum design models, to interpret school district curricula, and to adjust content as needs and conditions change. The course is designed to prepare individuals for positions in educational administration, particularly those who are interested in the school principalship. Students will study the basic principles of curriculum planning as they relate to curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation.
Human Resource Management
This course deals with aspects of human resource management, including recruitment, selection, orientation, evaluation, staff development, affirmative action, contract management, and collective negotiations. Course emphasis remains on the function of personnel actions on behalf of quality classroom instruction.
Introduction to Educational Administration
The course is designed to provide an overview of the function of educational administration in school district organizations. Students will explore the role of the school principal as an instructional leader and a change agent. In addition to the comprehensive coverage of theory and research, there will be a focus on practical applications that are designed to help students implement their acquired knowledge.
Supervision of Instruction
This course is designed to assist students in obtaining entry-level understandings and skills relating to the supervision of instruction.
This course introduces students to aspects of current administrative theory by treating the school district as a social system in need of organization, leadership, and change. Styles and effects of human behavior in organizations are explored.
This course is designed to provide the student with an analysis of principles, practices and materials that facilitate the adjustment and interpretation of schools to their internal and external publics, along with an examination of the function of the media and the roles of schools and community groups in an effective school public relations program.
Internships are designed to provide administrative experience for students having limited administrative background and to strengthen skills of those who have served as administrators. This course is required for all Specialist Degree candidates.
This introductory online course in educational research focuses on evaluating and interpreting educational research and applying its findings to educational practice.
Coursework for Educational Administration degrees must be completed within a period of 10 years.