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Courses You Will Take

The director of exceptional needs required coursework focuses on specific courses in educational leadership (EDAD) and special education (SPCED). 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 credit hours) 
  • EDAD 684 Educational Finance (3 credit hours) or EDAD 685 Fiscal Management of Educational Agencies (3 credit hours)
  • EDAD 687 Legal Aspects of Education (3 credit hours) 
  • EDAD 689 The School Principal (3 credit hours) 
  • SPCE 637 Organization & Administration of Special Education (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 660 Seminar in Special Education
  • SPCE 687 Educational Assessment of Individuals with Learning Disabilities (3 credit hours) (prerequisite of SPCED 686)
  • SPCE 694 Internship in Special Education
  • CPSY 600 Introduction to School Counseling or SPCED 677 Teaching Parents to Educate Their Exceptional Child (3 credit hours)

 Choose three courses from the list below:


  • SPCE 577 Educating Children & Youth with Severe Disabilities (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 600 Education of Exceptional Children (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 612 Theory & Practice in Early Childhood Special Education (3 credit hours) 
  • SPCE 631 Microcomputer Technology & the Exceptional Learner (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 632 Introduction to Behavior Disorders (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 686 Introduction to Learning Disabilities (3 credit hours)
  • SPAA 543 Hearing I: Anatomy/Physiology, Disorders & Assessments (3 credit hours)
Online and Distance Education
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Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
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