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Special education administrators play an essential and intricate role in setting the direction of educational services for students with disabilities.
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. Whether you are seeking your administrator license or are already serving in the role, this curriculum meets the professional standards for leadership to promote the learning and growth of all students and success of all staff.
Bay Path's MSEd/Ed in Special Education Administrator Program:
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
Tuition is one of the most affordable in the state
If there is a significant interest in your area, Do you know other interested teachers? contact us to discuss cohort options.
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When can I start the Master's in Special Education Administrator program?
Classes begin every January and September.
Is the program online?
course schedule is 100% online. Students learn in a small, intimate, highly dynamic, and interactive online community.
Who teaches the courses?
Taught by highly experienced and supportive
How does the program run?
Option to attend full-time or part-time while continuing with family life, work, and other commitments, see
Who can take this program?
This graduate program is for students who currently hold either:
An initial license in special education, or a certificate as a school guidance counselor, school principal/assistant school principal, school psychologist, school social worker/school adjustment counselor, or speech, language and hearing disorders teacher and completion of three full years of employment in a district-wide, school-based, or other educational setting,
or Completion of at least three full years of employment in law, public policy, higher education, or other related field accepted by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
How much is tuition?
The per credit cost of tuition can be found
Can I get help paying for my Masters in Special Education Administrator degree?
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?
How can I schedule an appointment to learn more?
Professional Licensure and Certification
Bay Path offers a number of campus-based education programs approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for teacher certification as leading to an initial teacher license in Massachusetts. In addition to meeting all degree requirements, students seeking certification must meet all testing requirements for their specific certification area as required by DESE. Students will not be recommended for certification until all program requirements are met.
Students interested in teaching outside of Massachusetts must successfully complete the campus-based program and achieve initial teacher certification in Massachusetts. The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) interstate agreement facilitates the mobility of educators among the states and other jurisdictions that are members of NASDTEC and have signed the agreement.
Although there may be state-specific conditions applicable to individual jurisdictions, the agreement makes it possible for an educator who completed an approved program and/or who holds a certificate or license in one jurisdiction to earn a certificate or license in another state or jurisdiction provided they meet state-specific conditions. Bay Path provides support for students who earn their Massachusetts teaching license and wish to transfer that license to teach in another state.
Please note that Bay Path also offers online post-licensure Master of Science in Education and Education Specialist (MSEd, EdS) programs for currently licensed individuals who are interested in furthering their professional development and enhancing their credentials. However, since state requirements for adding endorsements vary greatly, Bay Path does not guarantee that the completion of those programs will result in rank and/or salary endorsements and strongly encourages interested individuals to contact their state licensure board.
This program is flexible with online and in-person modules, the faculty is well-versed in special education, and the school has a great reputation.”
Children with Disabilities
In 2017-18, students ages 3–21 receiving services in special education was 7 million (about 14% of all public school students).