2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Aug 17, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog

Administrator/Superintendent and Director of Special Education Preparation Programs


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Students who complete the 9-credit hour Administrator/Superintendent preparation program are eligible for a Colorado Administrator License. Students who complete the 9-credit hour Director of Special Education preparation program are eligible for a Colorado Director of Special Education License. Students interested in completing both licenses must complete 12-credit hours (LEAD 6860, LEAD 6870, LEAD 6875, and LEAD 6880). Course content is based upon the Colorado Administrator Licensure and Director of Special Education Licensure standards and is approved by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).

Administrator Courses - 9 Credit Hours


To be eligible for the Administrator/Superintendent License from the Colorado Department of Education, candidates must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
  • Pass the Colorado-approved content exam
  • Complete a program from a regionally accredited institution for the preparation of school administrators

To apply, complete an application with the UCCS Graduate School.

  • On page 2 of the application, under select the degree program, select Education Endorsement Licensure.
  • Then select the program concentration. 

For information on CDE licensing please go to: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/ 

Special Education Director Courses - 9 Credit Hours


To be eligible for the Special Education Director License from the Colorado Department of Education, candidates must:

  • Hold a master’s degree or higher in special education from a regionally accredited institution
  • Possess two years of licensed experience working with students with disabilities
  • Pass the Colorado-approved content exam
  • Complete a program from a regionally accredited institution for the preparation of administrators and special education directors

To apply, complete an application with the UCCS Graduate School.

  • On page 2 of the application, under select the degree program, select Education Endorsement Licensure.
  • Then select the program concentration.

For information on CDE licensing please go to: https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof

Application and Admissions Requirements


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