MSEd/EdS Special Education Administrator - Bay Path University

Leadership to promote the learning and growth of all students.

Bay Path University’s Special Education Administrator program is like no other in the state of Massachusetts. Our unique coursework was designed to look at administration through the lens of special education. Our program provides a pathway to licensure as a Special Education Administrator.

Whether you are seeking your administrator license or are already serving in the role, this curriculum meets the professional standards for administrative leadership to promote the learning and growth of all students and success of all staff.

Our Master's and Education Specialist (MSEd/EdS) in Special Education Administrator Online Degree Offers Two Program Options:

 

  • Initial Licensure: For students seeking a Massachusetts Initial License in Special Education Administrator
     
  • Non-Licensure: For students seeking the MSEd or EdS degree without licensure

 

The MSEd in Special Education Administrator requires a total of 36 credits. The program consists of nine core courses, a capstone course, and a supervised practicum. The EdS in Special Education Administrator requires a total of 39 credits - an additional three credit course in Research in Education.

Our Licensure program is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Student Learning Outcomes 
Graduates who complete the Special Education Administrator program are expected to demonstrate the following standards set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: 

- Instructional Leadership: Promote the learning and growth of all students and the success of all staff by cultivating a shared vision that makes effective teaching and schooling the central focus of schooling.

- Management and Operations: Promote the learning and growth of all students and the success of all staff by ensuring a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment, using resources to implement appropriate curriculum, staffing, and scheduling.

- Family and Community Engagement: Promote the learning and growth of all students and the success of all staff through effective partnerships with families, community organizations, and other stakeholders that support the mission of the school and district. 

- Professional Culture: Promote the success of all students by nurturing and sustaining a school culture of reflective practice, high expectations, and continuous learning for staff. 

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Special Education Administrator Master's and Education Specialist Degree - Frequently Asked Questions
 

When can I start the MS/EdS Degree in Special Education Administrator Online Program?
You can start your Master's Degree in Special Education Administrator in January and September.

Can I complete the Special Education Administrator Degree while working full-time?
The majority of our students work full-time and are able to manage their academic coursework with their outside commitments. 

Are the Degrees in Special Education Administrator offered online?
Yes, the course schedule is 100% online. Students learn in a small, dynamic, and interactive online community.

How much is tuition for the Special Education Administrator Degree Online Programs?
The cost per credit is $560/credit.

Can I get help paying for my Master's Degree in Special Education Administrator Online Program?
Yes, with approval, financial aid is available.

Do you accept transfer credits?
Yes, graduate credits can be transferred into the MSEd/EdS in Special Education Administrator Online Program. 

Do I have to take a standardized test for admission?
No. The GMAT and GRE are not required. 

Will I have access to learning resources?
Yes. Students have access to mentoring, tutoring, library resources, academic resources, and career services.

Are you looking for a MS/EdS in Special Education?
Visit the MSEd/EdS in Special Education program page to learn about curriculum, faculty, program options, and more!  
 

The Bay Path University Advantage in teaching Special Education Administrators

A Tradition of Excellence

Our faculty are "dedicated, supportive, and knowledgeable." They draw from years of experience in the field of special education administration, as both academic experts and practitioners in order to teach students the most current practices and policies. Bay Path has a rich tradition of excellence in the field of education, offering a range of degrees in education and special education, including at the doctorate level.  

Professional Licensure

Bay Path's Master's in Education in Special Education Administrator and Education Specialist in Special Education Administrator options are designed for candidates who want to earn a Massachusetts Initial License in Special Education Administrator.  Our Licensure program is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Affordable Tuition

Bay Path University's Master's of Education Degree in Special Education Administrator offers one of the lowest tuition rates in Massachusetts. Our 100% online program structure for all coursework means that most students can study while balancing work and family commitments.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Judy Levin-Charns, EdD, CCC-SLP, Program Director, Master's Degree in Special Education Administrator discusses highlights of the program: 

Why choose Bay Path for your Master's Degree in Special Education Administrator?

  • For our curriculum: Students not only learn content knowledge, but also about current and emerging marketplace trends and cutting-edge tools and techniques. Students are encouraged to draw upon their own professional experiences to discuss class material; most students report that they apply their weekly course readings and assignments to their jobs. 
     
  • For our diverse students: Students entering the program come with many unique career backgrounds. I'm impressed by the range of specialized knowledge and experiences that students bring with them into the program. We learn from the course material and assignments, and also from one another's experience and expertise.

About Bay Path University

Our Mission and Vision

Since Bay Path opened its doors to students in 1897, its goal has been to provide a practical, affordable, and career oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities, while preparing students to realize their dreams, and to make a lasting difference in the world.

Accreditation

Bay Path University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

Flexible and Affordable

Bay Path was one of the first universities to pioneer online learning.  Our graduate courses are a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous, letting you study when it works for you.  We recognize the investment you are making in your education and continuously strive to ensure we provide the highest possible value.

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