Date of Award
Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies
Selden, Sally C.
The effective leadership of special education programs is an essential component in providing students with disabilities access to a free and appropriate public education. Special education administrators are responsible for ensuring that special education programs are provided and that special education law is followed in order for students with disabilities to access a free and appropriate public education. Perceptions of competencies needed for the effective leadership of special education programs were similar between the participant groups in a state-wide survey. In addition, training experiences had an impact on the self-reported proficiency levels of competencies rated by school-based special education administrators.
Thompson, Patrice A., "Determining Effective Leadership Competencies of School-based Administrators Overseeing Special Education Programs Within Virginia Public Schools" (2014). Graduate Dissertations and Theses. 4.