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EDU 537 - Special Education Administration

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive overview of the multi-faceted role of the special education administrator. Starting with an historical perspective, students will become familiar with the journey toward educational access for all students, especially those with special needs. This journey includes the discussion of equality, equity, and litigation, Focused on instructional leadership, this course will introduce model frameworks to support inclusive practices, culturally responsive education, and socially just education. In a collaborative leadership approach, students will learn to develop partnerships with educational professionals and families. Students will be introduced to the importance of creating a system-wide, effective multi-tiered system of support (MTSS), where students are ensured a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Students will also review evaluation systems and emerging trends. This course will also provide instruction designed to prepare the aspiring special education administrator to effectively perform program management tasks in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Among these tasks are compliance with the State Plan and Standards and Indicators, program budgeting and fiscal responsibility, human relations functions, evaluation, and public relations.

Credit Hours: 3.00

Course Fees: $0.00

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