Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Special Education Leadership Overview The accredited online Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Special Education Leadership program leads to a Supervisor of Special Education certification in PA. This program is designed for those who wish to obtain a position in their school, district, or intermediate unit with primary responsibility in supervising special education programs and directing the activities of professional and non-professional employees in these programs. It's also for those already responsible for supervising special education programs but who don't possess the specific content knowledge and skills in special education leadership. Online Open HouseView our archived online open house to learn more about the program.Certification RequirementsThis certification program requires a valid teaching certificate, (either a PA Instructional I or II or another state's equivalent credential), and a minimum of five years of professional school experience in special education or a related field. It is ideal for teachers who want to qualify for the Pennsylvania state Supervisor of Special Education certification. If your home state has a special education supervisor or administrative certification, you will need to contact that state’s department of education to determine if this program will count there. Program FeaturesA flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal scheduleNamed one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” preparing today’s educators by U.S. News & World ReportDrexel’s teacher education programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of EducationA highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmatesState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Leadership Core Courses EDAM 522Evaluation & Assessment Competencies3.0EDUC 708Integration of Technology with School Instruction and Management3.0EDUC 710School Finance and Facilities3.0Special Education Leadership Concentration Courses EDEX 710School Law & Policy in Special Education3.0EDEX 712Instructional & Curriculum Leadership in Special Education3.0EDEX 714Development, Supervision, & Support: Special Education Leadership3.0EDEX 716Organization & Administration of Special Education3.0EDEX 721Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Special Education Leadership1.0EDEX 722Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Instructional Leadership1.0EDEX 723Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Collaboration & Personnel1.0EDEX 724Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Finance & Management1.0Total Credits25.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with undergraduate GPA)If you do not meet this requirement, you’re still encouraged to apply and your file will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Program Director PA teacher certification (for those seeking PA Supervisor of Special Education Certification)Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendation (professional or academic)An essay describing why you're interested in pursuing this programProof of PA Certification (for those seeking PA Supervisor of Special Education Certification)Additional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $921 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1228 per credit) This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Post-Bachelors Certificate in Special Education Leadership Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.