Director of Special Ed & Pupil Services (DPI #80/MA Degree, MDPS)

Pupil services and special education administrators are licensed to direct and supervise all pupil services and special education services within a local school or school district.  While special education administration, including budget and grants management, is a large part of the position, individuals in these roles are often responsible for a wide range of pupil support systems and legally mandated services within a district.  Pupil services administrators often maintain responsibility for school health services, English as a Second Language (ELL) services, alternative education, services for students and families who are homeless, school counseling services, school social work and psychological services and special education programs and services.  They must have a wide range of knowledge in school law and must maintain current knowledge of changes to federal and state legislation as well as understanding the impact of current case law on school districts. This program builds on Alverno’s administrative leadership program and includes courses specific to the work of special education and pupil services directors:  special education and pupil services legal requirements, frameworks for special education and pupil services leadership, and an internship in the field with an experienced administrator serving as a director of pupil services and special education. Completion of these courses in conjunction with the core course work in the administrative leadership program will lead to a Masters Degree and licensure in both Principal (DPI #51) and Director of Pupil Services and Special Education (DPI #80) in Wisconsin.

Beginning Requirements
TLA-611Ed & Hum Dev I:Understanding Learner3
TLA-612ED & Hum Dev II: scholrshp of Teaching3
AL-645Mentoring: Strength Professionl Practice3
AL-665Educat in Democracy: Equity & Diversity3
AL-666Leadership for School & Community Engage3
AL-667Frameworks for Curriculum Development3
Intermediate Requirements
AL-671Legal Aspects of Administration3
AL-672Finance, Facilities & Human Resources Mg3
AL-673Business Strategies & Performance Mgt3
SPP-680Leadership/Spe & Pupil Services3
Advanced Requirements
TLA-641Learning Organization & Social Change3
AL-750Admin Standards-Proposal/Practicum0
AL-751Practicum:Administrative Leadership2
AL-752Practicum 2: Administrative Leadership2
AL-754Administration Standrds-Prelim Portfolio0
SPP-730Practicum/SPE & Pupil Services3
Total Credits40
First Year, Fall
TLA-611Ed & Hum Dev I:Understanding Learner3
TLA-612ED & Hum Dev II: scholrshp of Teaching3
AL-665Educat in Democracy: Equity & Diversity3
AL-666Leadership for School & Community Engage3
First Year, Spring
AL-645Mentoring: Strength Professionl Practice3
AL-667Frameworks for Curriculum Development3
Second Year, Summer
AL-671Legal Aspects of Administration3
AL-672Finance, Facilities & Human Resources Mg3
SPP-680Leadership/Spe & Pupil Services3
Second Year, Fall
AL-673Business Strategies & Performance Mgt3
AL-750Admin Standards-Proposal/Practicum0
AL-751Practicum:Administrative Leadership2
Second Year, Spring
TLA-641Learning Organization & Social Change3
AL-752Practicum 2: Administrative Leadership2
AL-754Administration Standrds-Prelim Portfolio0
SPP-730Practicum/SPE & Pupil Services3
Total Credits40