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, for ongoing in-person and virtual professional learning opportunities. This academy enhances leadership skills and focuses on retaining talent by offering:

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

Participants remain in their current position and use the NAA context to apply national and state leadership standards.

The application window is open July 1st through August 1st. [ not applicable for 2023 when registration will be opened at the Summer Institute]. Candidates will be notified of acceptance into the program by August 5 or thereafter due to rolling acceptance until capacity is reached.. The selected participants’ district of employment will be responsible for the following dues and fees (currently calculated to be $1,900) : 

  • MAASE Annual Membership Dues

  • MAASE Summer Institute

  • Tuesday Professional Learning (Oct., Dec., Feb., April, June)

  • MAASE General Membership (Oct., Dec., Feb., April, June)

  • Developing Leaders (Oct., Dec., Feb., April, June)

 Participants' travel and hotel fees will vary by location and are not included.

MAASE will provide the following:

  • Mentors for every participant

  • Monthly meetings with high quality facilitators from the field

  • Required course materials. 

This in-kind contribution totals $1,700.

Candidate Qualifications:

Program candidates will be prioritized initially for those serving in positions of special education leadership, and hold, or are in the process of obtaining, a Special Education Administrator Approval. This program is not a credentialing program. Other administrative personnel may apply and acceptance will be based on an availability basis.

All candidates must complete the program application. Directions to complete and submit this information can be found on the application page. Application materials to the NAA requires a commitment from the applicant’s district supervisor, agreeing to the payment of the travel and hotel costs, as well as assuring the applicant's release of time to attend the identified monthly events.

No application submitted without the assurance form will be considered. 

Program Acceptance:

Program acceptance is not guaranteed. MAASE reserves the right to deny or defer any program applicants due to qualifications or space. Candidates who are accepted to the program will be notified via email on a rolling basis beginning August 5.

Candidates who are accepted to the program are required to attend MAASE Summer Institute either at the ‘front’ end of the NAA year or at the ‘end’.

We invite you to click on any of the following links to access the year’s calendar of events, application form and explanation of the selection process.


2023/24 School Year Cohort Application

Supervisor Commitment Form