M.Ed. On Campus

Educational Leadership (Special Education Administration)

Grand Valley State University

12 months
14000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Educational Leadership (Special Education Administration) program at Grand Valley State University  is known for its comprehensive approach to preparing individuals for the many facets of special education administration including leadership theory and research, programs and services, law, finance, curriculum and instruction, and personnel.


Key facts

Program Type: The Educational Leadership (Special Education Administration) program  at Grand Valley State University  emphasis in Special Education Administration allows completers to work in K-12th grade Special Education administrative settings.


  • The College of Education values expertise to guide our practice, equity to guide our interactions, liberal education to guide our perspectives, and social responsibility to guide our commitment to democratic education. We value these ideals in our preparation of candidates, our development of faculty, and our relationships with the larger community we serve.
  • The special education administration program is known for its comprehensive approach to preparing individuals for the many facets of special education administration including special education law, finance, personnel administration, staff development, curriculum, and current issues. Students participating in this program can receive a master’s degree in special education administration or obtain approval as a special education supervisor or director of special education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  •  Foundations of Special Education Administration 
  • Administration of Special Education Programs and Services 
  • Curriculum and Instruction Leadership in Special Education Administration 
  • Special Education Law 
  •  Special Education Finance 
  •  Personnel Administration
  •  School and Community Relationships 
  •  Elementary Supervision and Evaluation 
  •  Secondary Supervision and Evaluation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
144 (verbal)
138 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Materials: Graduate application, application fee, official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities attended, and copies of teaching/administrative certificates
  • Recommendations: Three professional or academic recommendations on COE recommendation forms
  • Grade Point Average: Grade point average of 3.0 or better for the last 60 credits of undergraduate work taken from a regionally accredited institution; or
  • Previous Master’s Degree: A prior master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution will be accepted in lieu of the minimum grade point average.
  • Candidates should submit materials to GVSU Admissions, Allendale, MI 49401. When all application materials have been received

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 12 months.
$735/ credit

Living costs for Allendale

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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