Director of Special Education and Pupil Services (WI 5080)
A program that prepares school administrators to have more focused instruction in the areas of Special Education and Pupil Services at the district and site levels.
- 21-credits of Educational Leadership core coursework (7 courses)
- 12-credits of required Director of Special Education and Pupil Services coursework (4 courses)
Enrollment in the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services licensure only program requires an educational master's degree, otherwise it can be combined with the MA in Education as an area of emphasis for a total of 16 courses (45 credit hours). To add Principal Licensure (WI 51), students will take an additional 3 credit hours.
Admission Requirements for all Graduate Programs in Education (degree, license, endorsement, or certificate) include the following, but may include additional program-specific admission requirements:
- A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA for 12 graduate credits from an accredited institution in order to be admitted in good standing
- Earned teaching or administrative license
- One academic reference contact required for Wisconsin and Iowa Educational Leadership programs
All requirements for any graduate program in education must be completed within seven years from the date of application to the graduate program. Coursework must have been taken within the last seven years from the date of application to be applied to program requirements, with the exception of Iowa Educational Leadership programs which is limited to five years.
A student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 to complete any graduate program in education and a grade of C or higher earned in all Viterbo University coursework.
Students who have completed any Viterbo University graduate program within the last seven years may use up to 15 credits of eligible graduate level courses to satisfy the elective requirements for degree candidacy in the Master of Arts in Education Program
Students who have completed the Viterbo University Post-baccalaureate program within the last seven years may use up to fifteen credits of eligible graduate level courses toward the elective requirement for degree candidacy in the Master of Arts in Education Program
Master of Arts in Education and Educational Leadership
Upon acceptance, student may transfer up to six credit hours of graduate credit taken within seven years of application date to be applied to the MAE degree program. Up to six credit hours taken within seven years of application may be considered for the Wisconsin Educational Leadership program for equivalent graduate courses. Up to six semester credit hours taken within five years of application may be considered for the Iowa Educational Leadership program for equivalent graduate courses.
- WAS 1 The administrator has an understanding of and demonstrates competence in the teacher standards under PI 34.02
- WAS 2 The administrator leads by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared by the school community
- WAS 3 The administrator manages by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to a positive learning environment
- WAS 4 The administrator ensures management of the organization, operations, finances, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
- WAS 5 The administrator models collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
- WAS 6 The administrator acts with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
- WAS 7 The administrator understands, responds to, interacts, with the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context that affects schooling.