The director of exceptional needs required coursework focuses on specific courses in educational leadership (EDAD) and special education (SPCE). Candidates may transfer credits to the program, however, those credits will need to go through an OTES transcript review. The course work is geared toward school administration and focuses on administration of programs in special education.

  • EDAD 600 Introduction to Educational Leadership (3 credits) 
  • EDAD 684 Educational Finance and Ethics (3 credits)
    or EDAD 685 Fiscal Management of Educational Agencies (3 credits)
  • EDAD 687 Legal Aspects of Education (3 credits) 
  • EDAD 689 The School Principal (3 credits) 
  • SPCE 637 Organization & Administration of Special Education (3 credits)
  • SPCE 639 Special Education Administration and Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • SPCE 687 Educational Assessment: Mild Interventions (3 credits) (prerequisite of SPCED 686)
  • SPCE 694 Internship in Special Education
  • SPCE 677 Teaching Parents to Educate Their Exceptional Child or CPSY 600 Introduction to School Counseling (3 credits)

 Choose three courses from the list below:

  • SPCE 577 Introduction to Students with Intense Intervention Needs (3 credits)
  • SPCE 600 Education of Exceptional Children (3 credits)
  • SPCE 612 Theory & Practice in Early Childhood Special Education (3 credits) 
  • SPCE 631 Computer Technology and the Learner with Special Needs (3 credits)
  • SPCE 632 Introduction to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (3 credits)
  • SPCE 686 Introduction: Mild Interventions (3 credits)
  • SPAA 543 Introduction to Audiology (3 credits)

Director of Exceptional Needs Program Sheet
*Director of Exceptional Needs candidates need to have their transcript reviewed by OTES. Please contact Ms. Mary Hess at 765-285-1168 for more information.