Special Education Administration

Today’s special education programs are in dire need of effective and visionary leaders to move programs from separate entities to ones more inclusive with the rest of the student population.

Known across the nation and world as a leader in special education, the University of Northern Colorado offers a non-degree licensure program in special education administration. The license will give you the skills you need to become an administrator in local school districts and alternative facilities that serve students with disabilities. We also offer advanced degrees in Educational Leadership & Special Education Administration in the interdisciplinary graduate program. 

Program Themes

The course of study is based on students’ prior experience and education. You will get a broad base in all areas of special education as you focus on five themes:

  • Effective leadership/management
  • Collaborative Partnerships
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Systems of Accountability
  • Organizational Change