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Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Special and Inclusive Education

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Special and Inclusive Education is designed for educators, school leaders, advocates and related services professionals who want to provide leadership for the educational success of students who have learning, social and emotional needs. This special education certificate prepares you to apply current special education laws and policies to design and deliver inclusive special education and support for students. By focusing on those falling under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), you'll be prepared to lead and influence special education services in a variety of district or individual school settings.

Whether you are an educator, administrator, principal, director, school staff, concerned family member, or an advocate, this certificate program prepares you with an understanding of and the skills to address the complex issues surrounding educating students with learning, social, and emotional needs, including those identified with disabilities.

Disclosure information about the U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Program can be seen here.

Note: In order to enroll in the online graduate certificate, a bachelor's degree is required. The Graduate Certificate Leadership in Special and Inclusive Education program does not lead to a teacher license or endorsement in the state of Kansas. Students seeking initial licensure or an endorsement to an existing license must review their individual state licensure requirements with the appropriate licensing or regulatory authorities prior to enrolling.

No program can guarantee licensure. It is each student’s responsibility to determine the licensure requirements in his or her state and to apply for the licenses or endorsements necessary to his or her career goals. Our department staff and Licensure Officer can provide individual support during the application process to help you understand your state’s requirements.

Important Dates

Dec
28
Application Deadline

December 28
Spring 2019 Term

Jan
14
Next Start

January 14
Spring 2019 Term

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23
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19
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  2. Retrieved on January 9, 2018, from usnews.com/education/online-education/university-of-kansas-155317
  3. Retrieved on October 19, 2017, from Boscardin, M. L., Weir, K., & Kusek, M. A. (2010). A national study of state credentialing requirements for administrators of special education. Journal of Special Education Leadership, 23, 61 – 75.