Supervisor of Special Education
Administrative Endorsement Degree: Endorsement Program Type: Online Interest: Educational Administration Interest: Special Education & Communication Disorders

A non-degree program leading to an administrative endorsement in special education designed for individuals who hold:

  • a bachelor's degree in special education
  • a teaching certificate in special education
  • AND, who have already earned a master's degree

This endorsement is ideal if you are interested in advancing your career in leadership and administration of building-level and district-level special education programs. It prepares you to administer special education programs and can help professionals advance their careers and become directors or coordinators of special education.

The program is intended to satisfy requirements for a Nebraska Administrative and Supervisory Certificate, at either the standard or professional level, with administrative endorsements that will qualify you for employment as an administrator in P-12 school systems.

  • The endorsement appears on your UNL certificate as Curriculum Supervisor PK-12
  • Additional coursework for this administrative endorsement focuses on both educational administration and special education
  • You'll enroll in courses with master's and doctoral students
  • You're assigned an adviser within your program of study to help you every step of the way

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U.S. News and World Report Rankings2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings place this program 14th on the list of "Best Online Graduate Education Programs."


Tuition & Fees For Supervisor of Special Education Endorsement

Graduate: Application & Admission

Program & Courses

The 36-credit hour program can be completed 100% online with no on-campus requirements and is offered through the Department of Educational Administration and the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders. Get more information on administrative certifications.

  • Required Educational Administration (9 credit hours)
  • Elective Educational Administration (9 credit hours)
  • Required Joint Educational Administration & Special Education (6 credit hours)
  • Special Education(12 credit hours)

Other Program Requirements

  • Complete a professional portfolio
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Transfer Credits

Each degree program within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.

The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.

If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major. In most instances, you will be requested to submit the respective course syllabus.

Transfer credit information for graduate degrees

Career Services

If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.

After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.


Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.

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