Instructional Supervisor of Special Education Endorsement
Purpose of Program
The Instructional Supervisor of Special Education Endorsement program prepares candidates to serve as instructional services for PreK-12 special education programs. It is an endorsement-only program that requires a minimum of 24 s.h. of graduate credit.
Two endorsements are available in this program:
- Early childhood – special education supervisor who provides services for programs for children below age seven. Candidates must have a master’s degree in special education or a master’s in another area of education plus 30 s.h. of graduate work in instructional special education. Additionally, candidates for the early childhood special education endorsement must have a minimum of 2 years of consultant/supervisor/head teacher experience in special education.
- K-12 special education – instruction endorsement (K-12) to provide services for students aged 5-21. Candidates must have a master’s degree in special education or a master’s in another area of education plus 30 s.h. of graduate work in instructional special education. Also, candidates for the K-12 special education endorsement must have a minimum of 2 years of consultant/supervisor/head teacher experience in special education. Additionally, candidates must meet the requirements for a special education teaching endorsement at levels K-8 and 5-12.
Applicants for admission must satisfy the requirements of the Educational Leadership program and the Graduate College, which includes a residency requirement of two full-time (9 s.h. or more) registrations. Candidates will be selected on the basis of grade-point average, promise for scholarly and professional growth, GRE scores, and recommendations. Transcripts, three letters of recommendation, official GRE general test scores, and a statement of career goals are required for regular admission. Application to all graduate programs (degree or non-degree) in the College of Education requires official GRE general test scores. Complete application materials are reviewed as received for rolling admission.
Information on Admission to the College of Education is available through the Office of Teacher Education and Student Services, The University of Iowa Office of Graduate Admissions, Online Graduate Applications, and College of Education Financial Aid and Graduate Assistantships.
Many of the courses offered by the Educational Leadership faculty are offered via distance education. Consult ISIS for current semester course offerings.
Minimum total semester hours required: 24 s.h. Worksheet for Instructional Supervisor of Special Education Endorsement Program
Course & Practicum Requirements
- Core Requirements:
07P/C:263 Consultation Theory and Practice OR 07P/C:347 OR 7E:300 (3 s.h.)
07B:367 Seminar: Current Issues in Special Education Administration (3 s.h.)
07B:291 School Personnel Administration (3 s.h.)
07B/P:165 Introduction to Program and Project Evaluation (3 s.h.)
07B:201 Foundations of School Administration (3 s.h.)
07B:236 Administration of Students with Special Needs (3 s.h.)
07B:383 Supervision and Evaluation (3 s.h.)
07B:403 Special Education Leadership Practicum (3 s.h.)**
** Note: This requirement can be waived based on 2 years of experience as a special education administrator.