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Graduate Programs|Department of Professional Studies

Special Education Director Endorsement


Students who successfully complete of a University of Wyoming Principal's Certificate in Educational Leadership and a University of Wyoming Master's degree in Education (Special Education) can apply for endorsement as a Director of Special Education through Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board.

Program Details

The endorsement program requirements are available by completing both the Special Education Master's program and the Educational Leadership Principal Certificate program.  The program is offered through the UW Outreach School using distance delivery such as video-conferencing, online, intensive weekends, or combinations of delivery methods. Upon completion of this program students are eligible to apply to the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board for endorsement as a Director of Special Education.

Applicants who hold a BA/BS degree and have a Wyoming teaching certificate, or have submitted an application for a Wyoming teaching certificate, are eligible to apply for admission to this graduate program. Applicants who do not have a Special Education background will need to take a Special Education foundation course prior to beginning program coursework.

    >>Students expecting to obtain this endorsement must complete both the Special Education Master's courses (click here) and also the Educational Leadership Certification courses (click here)

Tuition and Fees

The University of Wyoming was ranked 10th in the nation for best value - meaning school here is affordable and high quality!

    Tuition: $206/credit
    Fees: $15/credit for onsite classes, $40/credit for online classes

Please BE ADVISED that tuition will be increasing fall 2013-2016. See link for details.

    >>Click here to learn about funding opportunities

>>Teacher Shortage Loan Repayment Program - please note this is not a scholarship

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How to Apply

Students who wish to earn a Special Education Director's Endorsement should complete the Special Education Master's Program and the Principal's Certificate in Educational Leadership. See individual program pages for application information.

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