Graduate Catalog 2024-2025

Special Education Director

Program Overview

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

General Licensure and Endorsement Admission Requirements

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The course of study is a highly individualized program based on the background of the student and is designed to provide broad knowledge base for all areas of special education. Depending upon the licensure of the student, a program is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the field of special education, emphasizing the wide variety of children with special education needs with regard to delivery systems, evaluation, programming, identification, finance, law and due process.

Federal student loans are not currently available to students who are pursuing a CO state license (initial or additional) through UNC's stand-alone, graduate level licensure programs without being simultaneously enrolled in a Masters, Specialist, or Doctoral program.

Licensure Requirements — 28-39 Credits

Required Major Credits — 28-39 hours

EDSE 510Foundations of Special Education


EDSE 511Content Accessibility for CLD and Students with Identified Needs


EDSE 512Assessment, IEP Development and Instructional Planning


Special Education Administration (22-33 hours)

EDSE 680Administration and Supervision of Special Education


EDSE 681Administrative Planning and Program Evaluation in Special Education


EDSE 697Externship in Special Education: Administration


EDSE 718Advanced Seminar in Education of Students with Hearing and/or Visual Loss


ELPS 650School Finance and Budgeting


ELPS 654Instructional Leadership and Supervision


ELPS 660Law and the Administrator


Program Note

Students wishing to obtain Colorado licensure in this area are required to pass proficiency examination(s). Students should contact the School of Special Education.

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