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Grand Valley State University    
  May 23, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Master of Education in Educational Leadership: Special Education Administration Emphasis

For additional information about opportunities your college offers, please refer to the College of Education  section of this catalog.

Mission - Teaching, Leading and Learning in a Democratic Society.

Philosophy - Believing that schools function as social and political entities as well as for the growth of individuals, the College of Education prepares teachers and leaders a) to enhance the academic and personal potential of their students, and b) to evaluate the social and ethical implications of educational policies and practices.

- The College of Education values expertise to guide our practice, equity to guide our interactions, liberal education to guide our perspectives, and social responsibility to guide our commitment to democratic education. We value these ideals in our preparation of candidates, our development of faculty, and our relationships with the larger community we serve.

In this program, students develop a theoretical and practical knowledge base in the areas of special education leadership, finance, law, curriculum and instruction, personnel and supervision of special education programs and services.


Nationally Recognized by Specialty Program Association: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Minimum Number of Hours in Program
M.Ed. degree requires a minimum of 45 credit hours. Approval program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours.

Program Location 
DeVos Center, Pew Campus downtown Grand Rapids, MI

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Requirements for M.Ed. in Special Education Administration:

Candidates seeking a master’s in Special Education Administration complete the following:

Special Education Supervisor and Director Approval and Administrator Certificate: