MA in Leadership in Special Education - Administration

Education Department

Degrees offered



Main Campus
Anne Arundel Community College
Eastern Shore Higher Education Center (ESHEC)
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC)

The Master of Arts in Leadership in Special Education – Administration provides an advanced Program of Study for educational professionals who aspire to become supervisors or administrators with the commitment and skills to be effective instructional leaders in inclusive school environments. Through advanced study in leadership, pedagogy and literacy, the Program requires the student to develop essential competencies in these areas as they pertain to diverse learners.

Curriculum (36 Credits)

Required Courses (27 credits)

EDU-543   Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Educational Research (3)
EDU-556   Technology for Instruction and Management (3)
EDU-557   Leadership I Seminar (3)
EDU-560   Legal Issues for Teachers and Administrators (3)
EDU-563   Curriculum Development (3)
EDU-567   Learning Theory and Practice (3)
EDU-569   Supervision: Empowering Teachers (3)
EDU 688   Practicum: School Administration and Supervision Part I (3)
EDU 690   Practicum: School Administration and Supervision Part II (3)

Elective Options (9 credits)

SPE-518    Behavior is Language (3)
SPE-530    Attention Deficit Disorder (3)
SPE-531    Autism and Asperger’s Disorders (3)
SPE-533    Understanding Aggression (3)
SPE-590    Foundations of Literacy I: Students with Dyslexia (3)
SPE-591    Foundations of Math I: Math as Language (3)
SPE-592    Foundations of Literacy II: Moving Beyond the Basics (3)
SPE-593    Integrations of Learning Strategies and Executive Function Skills (3)