Special and Early Childhood Education
Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Licensure Program
This program leads to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction certification as a director of special education and pupil services (license code 80).
The need for leaders who are passionate about addressing the quality of education for students of all abilities is increasing. Our new Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Licensure Program prepares dynamic new leaders to create innovative education services that help every pupil succeed and benefit from school experiences — no matter their individual gifts, abilities or needs.
Working professionals in the program will find faculty who strike the right balance between challenging work and personal support, courses delivered in convenient hybrid and/or distance formats and small class sizes that facilitate learning and peer relationships.
Admission Requirements for Director of Special Education and Pupil Services
- Master’s degree or concurrent completion of Master’s degree through UW Oshkosh.
- Hold or be eligible to hold professional educator license to teach (EC-Adolescent) or to provide pupil services (school counselor, school psychologist, or school social worker).
- Minimum of three years successful full-time teaching experience at any grade level (EC – Adolescent) or successful experience as a school counselor, school psychologist, or school social worker which includes evidence of at least 540 hours of successful classroom teaching experience.
To begin the program, contact Dr. Denise Clark, Graduate Coordinator.