Date of Award

Spring 4-1-2016

Document Type

EdD Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)




Suzanne Young, Chair

Second Advisor

Mary Alice Bruce, Member

Third Advisor

Kay Cowie, Outside Member


This study sought to determine the degree to which experience, educational and professional preparation, and state certification influence the effectiveness of special education administrators. Special education administrators were asked to self-report proficiency levels on Council for Exceptional Children Preparation Standards Advanced Administrator of Special Education Specialist Set. Results of the study indicated that years of experience significantly impacted understanding of standards. The strengths and needs identified by the study could serve as essential information for future professional development for special education administrators in the state of Wyoming.

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