Education Specialist in Educational Leadership / Director of Special Education
Northwest Nazarene University

Program Details

Northwest Nazarene University offers an online Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership degree with a specialization in Director of Special Education. The curriculum of this program was designed for master's level graduates who want positions as administrators or directors for special education classes and schools. The program helps teachers problem solve, make ethical decisions, and serve their students to the best they can.


  • A master's degree in Exceptional Child, Special Education, or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the master's program
  • Certification/Licensure as a classroom teacher, school counselor, school psychologist, or building administrator based on a recommendation from a state-approved higher education preparation program
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Copy of teaching certificate
  • Two recommendation forms
  • Evidence of writing competency, preferably from a research paper or other document completed during master's courses
  • An Educational Leadership Evaluation Form from the candidate's current building administrator

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities