Skip to Main Content Skip to bottom Skip to Chat, Email, Text
"Degrees & Programs"

ADM/517

Special Education Program Administration

Online

Format

$525

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

weeks

Course length

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

15 Feb 2022

Enroll by 1pm Central: 11 Feb 2022 09:00:00 AM

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Special Education Program Administration

Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course is designed to provide educational leaders with information and strategies for administering the legal requirements related to providing an inclusive education to students with special needs. Participants receive a practical guide to the history, laws, and policies of special education, as well as the steps involved in the referral and evaluation processes from response to intervention (RTI) through the development of individualized education programs (IEPs) and transition plans. Another focus addresses the roles, responsibilities, and relationships that parents/guardians and advocates have within processes to ensure appropriate services are provided to a diverse population. Budget management for special education programs is also examined. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

History, Law, and Policy

  • Summarize the evolution of special education.
  • Analyze laws that affect special education.
  • Define the role of due process in special education.
  • Demonstrate the application of laws and policies pertaining to diverse learners with exceptional learning needs.

Referral and Evaluation

  • Identify possible needs for interventions related to student learning.
  • Illustrate the response to intervention (RTI) process.
  • Analyze the steps of the individualized education program (IEP) process.
  • Explain the appropriateness of a 504 accommodation plan.
  • Describe the purpose of the individualized transition plan (ITP).

Staff, Outside Service Providers, Families, and Advocates for Special Education

  • Describe the individual roles and responsibilities for serving special needs students.
  • Create a plan for building relationships with professional and paraprofessional educators in the school to serve special needs students.
  • Identify outside service providers.
  • Evaluate effective family involvement that fosters positive engagement in education.
  • Review the importance of early intervention, including services for children from infancy to 5 years old.
  • Discuss the legal aspects of family involvement in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process and through IDEA 2004 legislation.
  • Describe when an advocate might be used in the special education process.

Budgets and Program Evaluation

  • Evaluate how special education budgets should be managed to promote adequacy, equity, and excellence.
  • Analyze how to evaluate a special education program to ensure effectiveness and legal compliance.
  • Identify best practices for administering a special education program.
  • Summarize the challenges school leaders face in administering special education programs.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

Still have questions?

Speak to an enrollment representative.
(866) 354-1800

Speak to an enrollment representative.
(866) 354-1800

MON – THU: 5AM to 7PM MST
FRI: 5AM to 5PM MST
SAT: 6AM to 5PM MST

Why UOPX

Why take courses at
University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) or its predecessor for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

 

Next steps

Start a conversation about your future with an enrollment representative today.

Start a conversation about your future with an enrollment representative today.

Transfer credit

Credit Transfer

Need to transfer credits to another college or university?

Before you enroll in a course, check with your school of choice to make sure they will accept our transfer credits and to understand any requirements or limitations. Then you can complete your course, and request your official transcript be sent to your school. That’s it!

How to request your transcripts

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

/** TEMPORARY String.prototype.replaceAll() polyfill */ if (!String.prototype.replaceAll) { String.prototype.replaceAll = function(str, newStr){ // If a regex pattern if (Object.prototype.toString.call(str).toLowerCase() === '[object regexp]') { return this.replace(str, newStr); } // If a string return this.replace(new RegExp(str, 'g'), newStr); }; }