MASE builds strong leaders who work on behalf of students with disabilities.


MASE is organized to promote professional leadership, provide the opportunity for study of problems common to its members, and to communicate, through discussion and publications, information that will develop improved services for exceptional children. Further, its purpose is to foster high quality programs of professional development for members, to make studies of selected programs that relate to services to children with disabilities, improving the leadership of administrators for special education and to be active in the legislative process.

• Affiliated with the Minnesota Association of School Administrators

• Recipient of the Council of Administrators of Special Education Exemplary Unit Award 2002 and 2004


• Outstanding Achievement in the Area of Awards 2003, 2004, and 2005

• An Equal Opportunity Association

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Join MASE Today!

Membership Year July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

MASE and MASA provide powerful professional support and a wide variety of benefits such as quality conferences, skill development workshops, informative publications, and state and national legislative advocacy. MASA membership also provides personal services, including legal consultation, liability insurance and life insurance.

2015 MASE Legislative Platform

Save the Date!
MASE Day at the Capitol
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Please mark your calendars for the 2015 MASE Day at the Capitol. The day will begin with a light breakfast and legislative meeting at the Best Western Kelly Inn (near the Capitol), the group will then head to the Capitol to meet with various legislators, and return to the Best Western Kelly Inn to conclude the day. If you are interested in staying overnight at the Best Western Kelly Inn on March 4 or 5, please request the MASE group rate (available until Feb. 1). All MASE members are welcome to attend. Questions? Please contact John Klaber.

Need Membership Data?  Simply click on the "14-15 Members" tab on the left hand side of the screen.  Here you will find directories and excel files!



Confused by what you have heard about all the changes in the special education funding formulas?? 

You aren’t alone! Join your colleagues for an informative, easy to follow session on all of the changes. Come away with a better understanding of Cross Subsidy Reduction Aid, FY 16 Initial Special Ed Formula and Excess Cost Formula changes. 


Presented by Nan Records, Director of Special Education Sherburne/Northern Wright Special Education Cooperative 

Beltrami Electric Cooperative 

4111 Technology Dr NW Bemidji, MN 56601 

Conference Room 

November 24, 2014 

9:00 – 12:00 PM Cost: free 

Registration Link: www.greater-mn-online.org 

Registered participants will be sent a link for the option of viewing this presentation remotely! 

Register today for the 2014-2015 MASE New Leaders Cohort!

The MASE New Leaders’ Cohort is a series of professional development sessions that provide opportunities for 

  • newly employed Minnesota special education directors to explore the basic information needed for a successful first year
  • mid-level leaders to enhance leadership skills either in preparation for advancement in leadership or for general skill development 
  • “newer” leaders who wish to refresh their training

Participants will have the opportunity to meet other new leaders, experienced colleagues, state department staff and other resourceful people from the special education community. Topics include federal and state special education law, finance and budgeting, state reporting, program topics and leadership. Select sessions will have role-specific content to build individual skills. Continuing education units (CEUs) will be granted for each session in the series.

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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 • Cragun's, Brainerd

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 • Cragun's, Brainerd

Wednesday & Thursday, Dec. 3 & 4, 2014 • TBD, St. Paul

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 • Madden's, Brainerd

Retiring or Moving this Year?
If you or a colleague are moving or retiring this year, please be sure to let us know by emailing members@mnasa.org