Director of Special Education and Pupil Services (DSEPS)

If you’re passionate about special education and want to take the next step in your career, this online Director of Special Education and Pupil Services program will prepare you to be successful. Registration opens January 1, 2019.

Key Program Information
Categories Degrees, Certificates, and Courses for Contemporary Learners | Education | Online | Professional and Workforce Development
Program Type Credit
Delivery Format Online
Next Session Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Who Should Attend

If you hold a Master's degree in Special Education, School Psychology, or School Administration along with relevant licensure and teaching experience, you are qualified to apply for admission to this program, leading to Wisconsin DPI Educational License 80.

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Program Description

Focus on Systemic Leadership

This 15-credit online program is for individuals who are ready to step into the important leadership role as directors of special education and pupil services. The UW-Eau Claire DSEPS program has a long-standing reputation for excellence; our graduates are well-prepared and ready to lead. 

Throughout this year-long program, you will be challenged to think from a big picture, systemic point of view by licensed, experienced directors of special education and pupil services. After successful completion of the program, you will be ready to apply for the Wisconsin DPI License #80, and you will earn a UW-Eau Claire Graduate Certificate.

Course topics and dates:

  • Systemic Leadership & Ethics
    • May 28 – June 28, 2019
  • Special Education Law
    • July 1 – August 9, 2019
  • Leadership in Special Education & Pupil Services
    • September 4 – October 18, 2019
  • Special Education & Pupil Services Budget and Finance
    • October 21 – December 13, 2019
  • Practicum: Leadership in Special Education & Pupil Services
    • February 3 – May 22, 2020

Application Deadline – March 18, 2019

Admission decisions will be made by April 5.

An online orientation for admitted students will be held May 8 from 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m.

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Fee

Grad Fee Per Credit $465.00

Instructions

Online registration opens January 1, 2019.

How to apply for admission to program

Prerequisites

If you hold a Master’s degree and licensure in Special Education, School Psychology, Speech Pathology, Guidance and Counseling or Administration (Principal/Superintendent), as well as a minimum of three years successful experience working with children with special needs, you may be eligible for admission to our program.

Questions?

Phone: 715-836-4021
Toll Free: 866-893-2423

103 Garfield Avenue
Old Library 1108
Eau Claire, WI 54702

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