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Director of Special Education


Be prepared to take on leadership roles in special education.


Certificate, Graduate Level






21-27 Credit Hours

Course Requirements

What You'll Learn in the Director of Special Education program

With courses in curriculum instruction, school laws and ethics, and the operation of special education programs, you'll learn to effectively lead and manage programs that help children with moderate to severe behavioral issues and learning disabilities.

What You Can Do with a director of special education Degree

You'll be able to assume special education leadership roles at the school, school district and state levels.

What make's Morehead STate's program different

The director of special education certification is completely online, providing flexibility and convenience for working professionals.

Admission to director of special education program

You must be accepted to attend graduate school at MSU.


Additional Admission Requirements

  • Must hold a master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Must hold a valid teaching certificate in an area in special education.
  • Must have successfully completed three years of full-time teaching experience in special education or as a school psychologist, with no less than one year as a teacher of exceptional students or a school psychologist. A letter of validation must be received from the superintendent of the school district(s).
  • Program Checksheet

Contact Us

Department of Foundational & Graduate Studies in Education

503 Ginger Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2261
FAX: 606-783-5032