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                                         Special Education Administrator (Ed 506.07)
                                                          Matrix Worksheet

Ed 506.07 Special Education Administrator
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STANDARDS                                                                                 EVIDENCE
ED 506.07 SPECIAL EDUCATION                            COURSES, SYLLABI, WORKSHOPS,                    CANDIDATE WORK
ADMINISTRATOR                                          ACTIVITIES, ASSIGNMENTS,                        SAMPLES or
The following requirements shall apply to the          EVALUATION, CRITERIA, RUBRICS, IF NONE AVAILABLE,
certification of a special education administrator:    ETC.                                            INDICATE THIS WITH
                                                                                                       “N/A” AND ATTACH
                                                                                                       DESCRIPTION OF
                                                                                                       ACCEPTABLE WORK
                                                                                                       SAMPLE
 (a) To be certified as a special education administrator, a candidate shall meet the following entry level requirements relative to
 education and experience:
    (1) The candidate shall have at least a masters
    degree in education or administration, or a       Admission criteria for cert. program             Transcript review, course plan
    related field, such as the field of learning                                                       developed by PSU advisor
    disabilities; and

    (2) The candidate shall have a minimum of 3
    years of progressively responsible experience       Admission criteria for cert. program            Resume and verification by PSU
    under a license or certification in related                                                         advisor/COGS office
    special education area(s), as documented by
    positive recommendations or evaluations from
    the candidate’s supervisor(s) which
    demonstrate that the candidate has worked with
    students with disabilities in approved schools
    or programs.
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(b) Candidates for certification as a special education administrator shall have the following skills, competencies, and knowledge:

  (1) In the area of communications, the candidate shall have the following abilities:

     a. Ability to listen, speak and write            AD 5560/5800 (Practicum)                 N/A – Journal Reflections (6)
     effectively concerning all of the areas of       Journal entries, final paper/ppt and And Final Presentation on
     special education as defined in Ed 1102;         presentation of action research project. Action Research Project


     b. Ability to communicate effectively with       EP 7020 Collaborative Leadership             N/A      Journals,    Powerpoint
     various constituencies throughout the            Reflective Journals, Papers, and         ppt presentation of project.
     school, community and state;                     presentation.

     c. Ability to promote public education and       EP 7040 Planning in Education and              N/A         e-journals, Info Age
     public relations regarding the educational       Human Services                                 briefs, ppt w/ min. of 30 slides
     needs of students with disabilities; and         Web-based        research      on    issues,
                                                      presentations in class.
     d. Ability to communicate with students,         AD 5560 (Practicum)                            N/A Journal Reflections (6)
     parents, and families in an appropriate and      Journal entries, final paper/ppt and           and Final Presentation on Action
     sensitive manner consistent with each            presentation of action research project        Research Project
     student’s individualized education program       Reflection of Including Samuel film
     as defined in Ed 1102.27;

  (2) In the area of management of educational organization, the candidate shall have the following abilities and knowledge:

     a. Knowledge and management of the               EP 7030 Transforming the Educational           N/A One-page reflections &
     change process as it relates to the              Agenda – Oral presentation, reflective         Presentation: “A Change
     educational program of a special education       journal                                        Project”
     student;                                         AD 5560 (Practicum). Presentation of
                                                      Action Research project                        N/A Journal Reflections (6)
                                                                                                     and Final Presentation on Action
                                                                                                     Research Project
     b. Ability to organize and help groups           EP 7030 Transforming the Educational           N/A One-page reflections &
     accomplish objectives and bring about            Agenda – Oral presentation, reflective         Presentation: “A Change
     change;                                          journal                                        Project”
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  c. Ability to lead effective planning,          EP 7020 Collaborative Leadership –             N/A Journals, Powerpoint
  implementation, and review of improvement       Reflection Papers, On-line discussions,        presentation of project
  processes; and                                  systems change project.
  d. Knowledge of systems and                     AD 5010 Organizational Leadership in           N/A Written assignments,
  organizations, and their management             Schools. Reflection papers, presentation in    Presentation of Final Project
  theories;                                       class

                                                EP 7030 Transforming the Educational          N/A One-page reflections &
                                                Agenda                                        Presentation: “A Change
                                                Class participation, oral presentation,       Project”
                                                Reflection journal, Presentation
(3) In the area of personnel management and development, the candidate shall have the following abilities and knowledge:

  a. Ability to manage personnel practices        AD 5020 Staff Development and                  N/A - Presentation of Teacher
  including recruitment, selection,               Evaluation                                     Improvement Plan to class;
  performance evaluation, and improvement         Reading, Reflection, Class Discussion and      Final Reflection (Written Paper)
  plans;                                          Presentation
  b. Knowledge of legal and ethical issues,       AD 5020 Staff Development and                  N/A - Presentation of Teacher
  policies, and practices relative to personnel   Evaluation                                     Improvement Plan to class;
  management;                                     Reading, Reflection, Class Discussion and      Final Reflection (Written Paper)
                                                  Presentation

  c. Ability to identify professional             AD 5020 Staff Development and                  N/A - Presentation of Teacher
  development needs at district, building, and    Evaluation. Rdg, Reflection, Discussion        Improvement Plan to class;
  individual levels;                                                                             Final Reflection (Written Paper)
                                                  SE 5760 Collaboration, Consultation &          N/A Journal entries, Audiotape
                                                  Leadership in Special Education                assignment, Staff Dev. W/S,
                                                                                                 Collaborative Group Project
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  d. Knowledge of current issues, principles      AD 5020 Staff Development and                  N/A - Presentation of Teacher
  of adult learning, and models of effective      Evaluation. Reading, Reflection, Discussn      Improvement Plan to class;
  professional development in educational                                                        Final Reflection (Written Paper)
  settings; and
                                                  SE 5760 Collaboration, Consultation &          N/A Journal entries, Audiotape
                                                  Leadership in Special Education                assignment, Staff Dev. W/S,
                                                                                                 Collaborative Group Project
  e. Ability to design and implement              AD 5020 Staff Development and                  N/A - Presentation of Teacher
  professional development opportunities at       Evaluation                                     Improvement Plan to class;
  district, building, and individual levels to    Reading, Reflection, Class Discussion and      Final Reflection (Written Paper)
  improve results for students with               Presentation
  disabilities;                                                                                   N/A Journal entries, Audiotape
                                                 SE 5760 Collaboration, Consultation & assignment, Staff Dev. W/S,
                                                 Leadership in Special Education                  Collaborative Group Project
(4) In the area of school and community partnerships, the candidate shall have the following abilities and knowledge:

  a. Ability to identify key organizations and    EP 7020 Collaborative Leadership               N/A     Journals,    Powerpoint
  agencies and their functions in the             Reflection papers, on-line discussion,         presentation of project
  community as they relate to the educational     project
  process;

  b. Ability to collaborate and engage in         EP 7020 Collaborative Leadership               N/A     Journals,    Powerpoint
  shared decision making with building and        Reflection papers, on-line discussion,         presentation of project
  agency administrators to support appropriate    project
  programs for students with disabilities;

  c. Knowledge of all relevant interagency        AD 5560 (Practicum)                           N/A Journal Reflections (6)
  agreements;                                     Reflective journals, in-class discussion, in- and Final Presentation on Action
                                                  class presentation                            Research Project
  d. Ability to involve students, parents,        EP 7020 Collaborative Leadership               N/A     Journals,    Powerpoint
  families, and community members in goal-        Reflection papers, on-line discussion, presentation of project
  based educational planning, implementation      project
  and evaluation; and
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  e. Ability to establish and maintain quality    EP 7020 Collaborative Leadership                N/A       Journals, Powerpoint
  partnerships with entities such as colleges,    Reflection papers, on-line discussion,          presentation of project
  state-service and social-service agencies,      project
  and businesses with the goal of having these
  entities assist in providing effective
  educational programming;

(5) In the area of budget and resource management, the candidate shall have the following abilities and knowledge:

  a. Ability to plan, develop, and monitor        AD 5300 School Finance and Negotiations         N/A Written Paper, Excel SS,
  budgets, audit fiscal reports, and procure      Class discussions, written assignments,         In-class presentation on budget
  reimbursement from any state or federal         Presentation summarizing understanding
  sources which are available;                    the budgeting process
  b. Ability to monitor the use of federal and    AD 5300 School Finance and Negotiations         N/A Written Paper, Excel SS,
  state categorical funds;                        Class discussions, written assignments, and     In-class presentation on budget
                                                  presentation
  c. Ability to monitor and interpret data used   AD 5300 School Finance and Negotiations         N/A Written Paper, Excel SS,
  to calculate per pupil expenditures;            Class discussions, written assignments and      In-class presentation on budget
                                                  presentation
  d. Ability to develop financial records and     AD 5300 School Finance and Negotiations         N/A Written Paper, Excel SS,
  accountability systems compatible with          Class discussions, written assignments and      In-class presentation on budget
  generally acceptable accounting principles;     presentation

  e. Ability to identify and procure resources    AD 5560 (Practicum) Special Education           N/A Journal Reflections (6)
  and supplementary funding to support            Leadership                                      and Final Presentation on
  program development and enhancement;            Reflective journal, class discussion,           Action Research Project
  and                                             presentation of action research project

  f. Ability to identify, access, and utilize     EP 7020 Collaborative Leadership              N/A Journals, Powerpoint
  from all available national, state, and local   Reflective papers, on-line discussion,        presentation of project
  agencies and organizations the following:       project
      1. Information;
      2. Technical assistance; and
      3. Resources;
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(6) In the area of compliance with laws, regulations and school policies, the candidate shall have the following abilities and
    knowledge:

  a. Ability to make decisions which reflect a       AD 5700 School Law                               N/A Participation as “co-
  thorough knowledge of current federal law          Class participation, written assignments         counsel” on Supreme Court
  and regulations and state laws and rules for       and presentation of research paper on            case; Research Paper on law
  students with disabilities;                        significant school law issue                     issue
                                                     or SE 5300 Special Education Law                 N/A     Written papers; Final
                                                                                                      Presentation


  b. Ability to locate, use and cite New             AD 5700 School Law                               N/A Participation as “co-
  Hampshire laws and rules pertaining to the         Class participation, written assignments         counsel” on Supreme Court
  operation of schools; and                          and presentation of research paper on            case; Research Paper on law
                                                     significant school law issue,                    issue
                                                     or
                                                     SE 5300 Special Education Law                    N/A     Written papers; Final
                                                                                                      Presentation

  c. Knowledge of local school policy and its        AD 5700 School Law                               N/A Participation as “co-
  implications for students with disabilities;       Class participation, written assignments         counsel” on Supreme Court
  and                                                and presentation of research paper               case; Research Paper on law
                                                     or                                               issue
                                                     SE 5300 Special Education Law                    N/A     Written papers; Final
                                                                                                      Presentation

(7) In the area of ethical issues and cultural diversity, including issues of non-discrimination, the candidate shall have the
    following abilities:
  a. Knowledge of racial, ethnic, gender,            EP 7050 Qualitative Methodology and              N/A Transcription of Interview
  disability, class and lifestyle issues that        Applied Research                                 Presentation of Prospectus
  define the culture of the local community or       Class discussions, pilot qualitative             Final Written Prospectus
  state and their impact on educational              interview, paper, preliminary doctoral
  expectations and programs for students with        prospectus w/ literature review…
  disabilities; and
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    b. Ability to communicate and practice a           EP 7020 Collaborative Leadership                 N/A Journals, Powerpoint
    high standard of professional behavior as          Reflective papers, on-line discussion,           presentation of project
    documented by supervisors evaluating the           project
    candidate’s on-the-job performance.
                                                       AD 5010 Organizational Leadership In        N/A Written assignments,
                                                       Schools                                     Presentation of Final Project
                                                       Reflection papers, presentation in class
(c) In addition to the skills, competencies and knowledge requirements of paragraph (b), each candidate shall have the following
    abilities and knowledge in the field of special education:

  (1) In the area of characteristics of learners, the candidate shall have knowledge of:

    a. Theories of child and adolescent                ED 5060 Theories of Learning and                 N/A Posted book review; self-
    development and principles of learning; and        Cognitive       Development.         In-class    evaluation; design a formal
                                                       discussions, papers.                             newsletter
    b. Differential characteristics of individuals     AD 5560/5800 (Practicum) Special                 N/A Journal Reflections (6)
    with various types and natures of disabilities,    Education Leadership                             and Final Presentation on
    as well as the implications for the                Reflective journals, class discussions,          Action Research Project
    development and implementation of                  presentation of project
    programs and services;
 (2) In the area of instructional theory, planning content and practice, the candidate shall have the following knowledge and ability:

    a. Knowledge of a wide array of curriculum         AD 5010 Organizational Leadership in             N/A Written assignments,
    and instructional practices designed for           Schools. Reflection papers, presentation in      Presentation of Final Project
    students with disabilities to promote the          class
    development of critical knowledge and skills                                                        N/A Design Classroom Envir’t;
    in areas of:                                       SE 6040 Curriculum Development in                Adapt Regular lesson plans;
          1. Academics;                                Special Education                                Develop indiv student profiles
          2. Functional living;                                                                         Produce unit of instruction
          3. Career and employment;                                                                     using backward design
          4. Social and emotional well-being;
              and                                     AD 5560/5800 (Practicum) Special N/A Journal Reflections (6)
          5. Physical health and wellness; and        Education Leadership                     and Final Presentation on Action
                                                       Reflective journals, class discussions, Research Project
                                                       presentation of project
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   b. Ability to develop and implement service- AD 5560/5800 (Practicum) Special                     N/A Journal Reflections (6)
   delivery programs based on effective               Education Leadership                           and Final Presentation on
   practices which address the range of students      Reflective journals, class discussions,        Action Research Project
   with disabilities, including prevention            presentation of project
   strategies;
(3) In the area of collaboration, the candidate shall have the following knowledge and ability:

  a. Ability to create and maintain professional     EP 7020 Collaborative Leadership                N/A Journals, Powerpoint
  relationships with general educators;              Reflective papers, on-line discussion,          presentation of project
                                                     project

  b. Ability to facilitate the participation of      EP 7020 Collaborative Leadership                N/A Journals, Powerpoint
  students with disabilities in all school           Reflective papers, on-line discussion,          presentation of project
  activities; and                                    project

  c. Ability to promote service integration and      AD 5560 Special Education Leadership            N/A Journal Reflections (6)
  coordination among educational services to         Reflective journals, class discussions,         and Final Presentation on
  all students;                                      presentation of project                         Action Research Project

(4) In the area of emotional and behavioral support, including policies and resources, the candidate shall have the following
    knowledge and ability:

  a. Knowledge of federal law and regulations,       SE 5300 Special Education Law                   N/A     Written papers; Final
  and state law and rules, and district policies     Class discussions, presentations, paper         Presentation
  governing the discipline of all students and       or
  the implications for students with disabilities;   AD 5700 School Law                       N/A Participation as “co-
                                                                                              counsel” on Supreme Court
                                                                                              case; Research Paper on law
                                                                                              issue
                                                     AD 5560 (Practicum) Special Education N/A Journal Reflections (6)
                                                     Leadership                              and Final Presentation on Action
                                                     Reflective journals, class discussions, Research Project
                                                     presentation of project
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  b. Ability to support program sites in             AD 5560/5800 (Practicum) Special                 N/A Journal Reflections (6)
  implementing a range of strategies that            Education Leadership                             and Final Presentation on
  promote positive behavior, including crisis        Reflective journals, class discussions,          Action Research Project
  intervention, conflict resolution, and family      presentation of project
  support and involvement; and

  c. Ability to develop and maintain effective       AD 5560/5800 (Practicum) Special                 N/A Journal Reflections (6)
  ongoing communication with students with           Education Leadership                             and Final Presentation on
  disabilities, as well as with their parents and    Reflective journals, class discussions,          Action Research Project
  families;                                          presentation of project

(5) In the area of assessment, diagnosis, and evaluation, the candidate shall have the following knowledge and ability:

  a. Knowledge of principles of assessment of        CO 5430 Assessment and Consultation.             N/A Paper on Psych Disorder;
  students with disabilities including valid         In-class discussions, presentations, papers.     Test Critique, Assessment
  evaluation tools and their use in eligibility                                                       Report, Summary of Historical
  determination, development of individualized                                                        Perspective, Personal Statement
  education plans, and monitoring student                                                             on Consultation Model
  progress; and

  b. Ability to advocate for the participation of    CO 5430 Assessment and Consultation.             N/A Paper on Psych Disorder;
  students with disabilities in the state and        In-class discussions, presentations, papers.     Test Critique, Assessment
  local accountability systems including the                                                          Report, Summary of Historical
  provision of accommodations or valid                                                                Perspective, Personal Statement
  alternate assessments; and                                                                          on Consultation Model

(6) In the area of compliance with special education federal law and regulations, and state law and rules, and local policies, the
    candidate shall have the following knowledge and abilities:

  a. Ability to contribute to the development,       AD 5560/5800 (Practicum) Special                 N/A Journal Reflections (6)
  revision, and implementation of local school       Education Leadership                             and Final Presentation on
  district policies and procedures in regard to      Reflective journals, class discussions,          Action Research Project
  the education of students with disabilities;       presentation of project
  and
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     b. Ability to inform district personnel,          AD 5560 (Practicum) Special Education       N/A Journal Reflections (6)
     school board members, parents, and the            Leadership                                  and Final Presentation on
     community about special education:                Reflective journals, class discussions,     Action Research Project
          1. Philosophies,                             presentation of project
          2. Policies, programs, and procedures;
          and
3. Developments and legal requirements.

 (d) Each candidate who has acquired the               NA                                          NA
 competencies, skills, and knowledge of a special
 education administrator may demonstrate those
 competencies, skills, and knowledge by meeting
 the requirements of Ed 505.03, as an alternative to
 meeting the requirements of paragraph (b) and
 (c).

 (e) Each candidate currently employed in the          NA                                          NA
 capacity of a special education administrator may
 remain in that position, provided the candidate
 meets the requirements of Ed 505.04, excluding
 paragraph (a), within 3 years of the effective date
 of this rule.

				
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