Iowa PK–12 Principal/Supervisor of Special Education 189

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Iowa PK–12 Principal/Supervisor of Special Education 189

Viterbo University's School of Education prepares educators who are grounded in Franciscan values and possess the knowledge and skills to be reflective decision makers for the 21st century.

Program Information:

The Iowa PK-12 Principal -Supervisor of Special Education is a two-year, six-semester program which requires an internship during each of the six semesters. The internship is conducted onsite with an approved mentor, which is usually the student's principal. Ten rigorous, scaffolded courses meet the standards set by the Iowa Department of Education as well as the high standards set by Viterbo University.

Instructors are either current or recently retired school administrator who bring a wealth of experiences to each course. They design assignments, activities and readings that address the Iowa Standards for School Leaders (ISSL) in a meaningful and practical manner. Focused topical speakers may supplement the courses.

There are two tracks for this program:

1) Master of Arts in Education w/ PK-12 Supervisor of Special Educational #189: 36 credits
2) PK-12 Supervisor of Special Educational #189 licensure only (must possess an earned Master's degree prior to entry): 30 credits

Each of these tracks culminates in an administrative endorsement to serve as a PK-12 Principal/Supervisor of Special Education.  The program allows a maximum of six equivalent transfer credits which are reviewed on an individual case-by-case basis.

Educational Leadership courses are delivered in a "blended" format:

* Classes meet face-to-face on Saturdays during the fall and spring terms and weekdays during the summer term from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

* The remainder of the coursework will be completed online through the course Moodle site.

During the final semester of the program, students present an electronic portfolio to a team of evaluators addressing the six standards of the Iowa Standards for School Leaders. This presentation provides the students the

Summer 2019 Cohorts:

Cedar Rapids:  ELSC, 2500 Edgewood Rd. NW, in Cedar Rapids
Ottumwa:  Great Prairie AEA, 2814 N. Court St., Ottumwa
West Des Moines:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Parkway, Suite 195, West Des Moines 

Viterbo University Iowa Center will also begin new cohort(s) for its Educational Leadership Program (pending sufficient student interest) as follows:

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020:
West Des Moines, Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Parkway, Suite 195, West Des Moines

Summer 2020:
Shenandoah:  Shenandoah Comm. Sch. Dist., 1000 Mustang Dr., Shenandoah
Waterloo:  Greenbriar, 1554 Oakwood Dr., Waterloo
West Des Moines:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Parkway, Suite 195, West Des Moines

Preferred application submission date for Fall 2019 is July 1. Contact Michael Gonzalez ( if you are interested in applying after the July 1 preferred deadline.
[Students applying after July 1 must be able to have all required supplementals received for admission by August 1, 2019.]

Graduate Tuition:

$390 per credit tuition plus $10 per credit resource fee for the 2019-2020 academic year.
(Visit the Business Office for more information)


Financial Aid may be available for those students who qualify and have been admitted to the program. For information about Financial Aid, click here: Financial Aid Office


Carol Page, Iowa Educational Leadership Program Specialist or 515-309-9123
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