MAASE is THE statewide professional educational organization for special education administrators. We are affiliated with the National Council of Administrators of Special Education and CEC.

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Our Vision

We envision an educational system that meets the needs of ALL students, ensuring that they achieve their full potential.

Our Mission

MAASE provides opportunities for leadership development, collaboration, and advocacy.  We do this in partnership with our members - to shape policies and practices to improve outcomes for students
with disabilities.

Our mission would not be Possible without our Partners

New Administrator Academy

The MAASE New Administrator Academy (NAA) brings together a small cohort of new (first or second year) Special Education administrators and selected mentors, focusing on retaining talent by offering:

  • Mentoring
  • Seminars
  • Facilitated Discussion
  • Informal Dialogue
  • Skill/tool Application
  • Opportunities for Reflection
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Guiding Principles

In April of 2022, the MAASE Board approved the Guiding Principles for SE Administrators, a revision of our previous Four Focus Areas. The overarching concept is that Administrators of SE ensure systemic equity in relationship to identification, service delivery, & advocacy through the following four focas areas: 1) Partners; 2) Staff; 3) Systems ; and 4) Specially Designed Instruction. Click here to learn more!

Advocate with MAASE

MAASE members are committed to advocating for Special Education services and support in Michigan. 

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2024 Michigan Legislative Priorities

2023 Federal Legislative Priorities