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Requirements for an Initial Administrator (Superintendent) or Director of Special Education


An Initial Administrator (Superintendent) License may be issued to an applicant who:

An Initial Administrator (Director of Special Education) License may be issued to an applicant who:

  • Holds a master's or higher degree in special education or in a related field of special services from an accepted, regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Has a minimum of two years of experience working with students with disabilities.
  • Has completed an approved program for the preparation of special education directors.


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