Multicategorical Education Leadership



The certificate in Multicategorical Education Leadership addresses the needs of educators, school leadership, and service professionals whose common goal is to assure the success of all students who need additional support to meet their learning, emotional, and social needs. This certificate provides a framework for post-master’s to understand and apply educational laws and regulations pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Act. Graduates are prepared to lead special education services in a variety of district, school, and other settings.

This 18-credit certificate is offered for working professional educators who seek to gain additional knowledge, skills, and abilities in this important field. Candidates must possess a valid initial teaching license. The certificate does not lead to special education licensure.

SPE510 Group Dynamics of Education Stakeholders
SPE515 Management of Student Behavior
SPE585 Instructional Methods: Leadership for Differentiated Schools & Classrooms
SPE640 Educational Finance for Multicategorical Education
SPE655 Professional Development for Multicategorical Education Leadership
SPE680 School Law: Administrative Applications for Multicategorical Education


Salem University recognizes that most educators pursue the next step to their career while also still teaching in the classroom, which is why we offer our Master’s in Educational Leadership online. We choose to utilize the unique relationship between you and your employing school district as a benefit, not a detriment, to the program, and all educational leadership fieldwork or internship experiences during the degree track can be completed where you live.
The Salem School of Education is nationally accredited under Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation system The Education Specialist program is approved by the West Virginia Department of Education and is nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC). This designation will facilitate a more effective path to licensure in your home state.


Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or you can apply now. It should be noted that the School of Education has an additional program-specific application. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University.