Graduate Course Catalog

The Director of Exceptional Needs program is a non-degree, licensure program only. Completion of the program qualifies the student to hold the Indiana licensure  of Director of Exceptional Needs, qualifying the student to be a licensed director in a special education program, cooperative or inter-local. The program includes coursework in special education, educational administration and special education administration.

To view the individual course descriptions, go to the Graduate Catalogue.

Previous graduate coursework may be substitutable for select courses in the Director of Exceptional Needs curriculum. Your specific circumstance will be evaluated by a member of the faculty at the time of admission. While course sequencing is generally patterned, the curriculum is sufficiently flexible that a person can begin coursework in any semester or over the summer, although a fall start is generally optimum.

EDLR 605 Philosophy of Education (3 hours)

EDLR 650 Foundations of Educational Leadership (3 hours)

EDLR 655 Legal Aspects of School Administration (3 hours)

EDLR 656 School and Community: Collaborating for Effective Schools (3 hours)

EDLR 751 Administration of School Personnel (3 hours)

EDLR 754 School Business Administration (3 hours)

EDLR 759 Seminar in School Superintendency (3 hours)

SPED 674 Administration of Special Education (3 hours)

SPED 684 Internship in Administration (3 hours)

SPED 698 Advanced Topics in Special Education (3 hours)

Choose from one of the following

EPSY 621 Development Through the Lifespan (3 hours)

an approved equivalent

Choose from one of the following

CIMT 610 Research in Education (3 hours)

COUN 620 Foundations of Research (3 hours)

EPSY 620 Foundations of Qualitative and Quantitative Research (3 hours)

an approved equivalent.

Choose from one of the following

SPED 601 Education of Exceptional Children (3 hours)

SPED 607 Diversity and Disability in Today’s Schools (3 hours)​

approved equivalent.