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Educational Leadership - Special Education Director

University of Central Missouri

12 months
365 USD/credit 12410 USD/year
365 USD/credit 12410 USD/year
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This Educational Leadership - Special Education Director degree at the University of Central Missouri is designed for teachers and other educators wishing to earn a master’s degree in educational leadership.

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This Educational Leadership - Special Education Director degree at the University of Central Missouri is available at both the Warrensburg and Lee’s Summit campuses. The program includes a mix of face-to-face and online courses. Classes are offered on an 8-week cycle, supporting educators who have coaching and activity commitments.

UCM partners with 14 Kansas City area suburban school districts in the Cooperative Principals Preparation Program. Students must be recommended by their district for this leadership program. The CPPP is a two-year cohort program offered at UCM Summit Center (Lee’s Summit, MO). The program includes district mentoring, high quality professional development, and intensive leadership development.

Program Highlights

  • State approved programs
  • Full-time faculty with wide-range of experiences
  • All courses offered at both the main campus and UCM Summit Center
  • Close ties with area school leaders
  • Strong connections with DESE and state organizations
  • Applicable to all districts: rural, suburban and urban
  • Prepares students for state certification assessments

Programme Structure

Degree Options

  • Elementary Principal
  • Secondary Principal
  • Special Education Director

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

All application materials should be received by Graduate Studies at least three weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.


34 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Teaching or student services (special education) certification
  • Experiences as a teacher or student services (special education) provider

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 365 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    12410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 365 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Warrensburg

800 - 1300 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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