This program is a cooperative effort of the Leadership Program and Special Education Programs of the Saint Joseph’s Graduate Education Department. It combines the strength of two programs for the preparation of tomorrow’s leaders in inclusive schools. Students take coursework in organizational culture, management functions, curriculum and supervision, research and measurement, and gain additional expertise in elementary/secondary and special education (K-12).
The Supervisor of Special Education Certification Program requires 24 credits, which can be taken in conjunction with the M.S. in Education degree program with a Reading Specialist concentration, requiring 36 credits, or the Principal’s Program. Students must hold a valid teaching certification in Special Education and have at least five years of full-time teaching experience in special education. Students are urged to maintain continued contact with the Special Education Director to assure program compliance and certification. Students must be formally admitted into the Special Education Supervisory Program for certification eligibility.
To learn more about our graduate programs, prospective students are encouraged to attend a Graduate Open House.
All of the Candidates’ undergraduate coursework must be in conformity with the guidelines established for Saint Joseph’s teacher certification programs. Therefore, it is highly recommended that individuals who are interested in the graduate education program contact the graduate education advisor before applying to the program to review their undergraduate transcript and to determine if all required coursework has been completed. Formal acceptance into the graduate education program can not be granted until all prerequisite coursework is successfully completed.
For more information about the program, download our brochure.
For questions or advising, please contact:
Dr. Cathleen Spinelli
Director, Special Education Programs