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Wisconsin Lutheran College offers a Master of Arts degree in Special Education Leadership.
Students enrolled in our educational master's programs will enhance their cognitive, analytical, and reflective thinking skills through research in education theory, practice, and psychology. Technological applications and leadership opportunities are integrated throughout our curriculum.
The Special Education Leadership specialization provides an appropriate degree for mid-career special education professionals interested in meeting the leadership challenge of guiding, mentoring, and shaping special education programs to positively impact student achievement on the elementary, middle, or secondary levels. This specialization focuses on high performance research, practical models, and data-driven decision-making. Candidates must be prepared to participate in practical experiences, teacher performance assessments, and results-oriented expectations and become fully immersed in the legal and ethical standards that govern special education programs. The special education leadership concentration in the Master of Arts program provides the opportunity to receive an administration license (Director of Special Education license #5080) through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Candidates who already possess a license in cross-categorical special education (WI #811-LD) may pursue this program as an additional license; those without a special education license must complete the dual-licensure requirements.