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Special Education: School Supervision (Master of Education)

Offered by: Special Education

Best Online Masters in Special Education Badge Ideal for working teachers and specialists, the Master of Education in Special Education: Supervision is an exclusively online degree program for busy professionals. This program provides educators the opportunity to earn a Special Education Supervision M.Ed. in one calendar year.

Description:

Our nation needs action-oriented, open-minded educators who can transform the schools we have today into the schools we need for tomorrow. The graduate program in Special Education: Supervision provides teachers with the learning and leadership skills needed to educate the next generation of children. This program can help educators build a path to a future career in school administration. Students will learn about major contemporary theories and practices of leadership required for organizing educational communities, designing management processes and procedures, and forming collaborative relationships within the community.

In order to be eligible for Pennsylvania certification in School Supervision, candidates must complete an approved program and have at least five years of teaching experience in special education. Students who have less than five years teaching experience may choose to enroll in the program but must wait to apply to the state for certification until this requirement is met.

Highlights:

This Special Education: Supervision program offers:

  • Ability to earn a Special Education Supervision M.Ed. in one calendar year
  • Exclusively online classes for busy professionals with families and outside responsibilities
  • Practicum that can be done at the student's workplace without the need for a sabbatical or leave of absence
  • Curriculum aligned with the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards and focused on various aspects of educational leadership
  • Opportunity to earn a significant salary as a school administrator

Requirements:

  • Online Application 
  • Application Fee
  • A Copy of Teaching Certificate
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: two from a professional or one from a professional and one from a faculty member
    (Student is responsible for sending form link to evaluator) 
  • Official Transcripts- Undergraduate/Graduate (Official transcripts must be sent by institution via electronic transcript e-share to graduate.admissions@sru.edu or via mail- faxed copies will not be considered official) 

*Applicants may submit supplemental application materials as a PDF or JPEG file via email (graduate.admissions@sru.edu), fax (724-738-2146), or mail. Applicants may also choose to submit their supplemental materials via the wufoo forms linked above. 

* If you are not a resident of Pennsylvania, please check the list of most recent states approved for online classes and internships by clicking here to see if SRU is authorized to offer distance education and/or field experiences in your state of residency.

*Clearances are due no later than one (1) week prior to deadline for course registration for each program's practicum/field experience-----no student will be permitted to register for their program's practicum and take part in practicum/field experiences without clear clearances on file at SRU. Students are to send the following by the due date:

  • Clear Act 34 Criminal History Record: NO record...NONE concerning prohibitive offenses.  A meeting headed by the Dean of the College of Education is required if clearances show non-prohibitive offenses.   Clearance must be less than one year old at the time of submission.
  • Clear Act 114 FBI Record Check: NO record...NONE concerning prohibitive offenses. A meeting headed by the Dean of the College of Education is required if clearances show non-prohibitive offenses.   Clearance must be less than one year old at the time of submission.
  • Clear Act 151 Child Abuse Background Check: NO record...NONE concerning prohibitive offenses.  A meeting headed by the Dean of the College of Education is required if clearances show non-prohibitive offenses.   Clearance must be less than one year old at the time of submission.
  • Act 24 Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification: NO record...NONE concerning prohibitive offenses.  A meeting headed by the Dean of the College of Education is required if clearances show non-prohibitive offenses.  Students must file an updated Act 24 with SRU if any additional arrests/convictions occur while enrolled at SRU.