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, 2013 - June 30, 2014

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.

Registration: 2014 MASE Best Practices Conference

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 4:30 PM -
Friday, May 09, 2014 1:00 PM (Central Time)

Madden's on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Click Here to Register for this Event

Don’t miss this great opportunity to experience MASE’s annual Best Practices Conference for special education administrators. Our presenters–our own colleagues–will explore the latest approaches to improving academic, behavioral, social, and program outcomes for exceptional students.

Our theme this year will reflect instructional leadership and how our members can build their skills in creating cultures of student success. Our sessions will address evidence-based teaching practices, technology and digital tools, data, coaching, collaborative leadership, and other aspects of support for student learning and professional development.

Registration Fees:
• MASE Member 199 .00
• Attending with a MASE Member 199.00
• MASE Retired Member 0.00
(Retired members pay for lodging and meals, but not conference tuition.)

Please make your own arrangements for lodging. All reservation information is included in the link below If you are attending the New Leaders’ Training on Wednesday, May 8 and you wish to stay at Madden’s on Tuesday night, use the phone reservation option so you are able to add Tuesday night at the conference rate.
Please return your lodging form to Madden’s  Madden's Lodging Form

You must have a meal ticket or guest card for every meal at the event (except for breaks and receptions, which are included in your registration). If you are staying at Madden’s, you will receive a guest card that provides admission to meals and recreation. If you are commuting (attending the conference but not staying at Madden’s), you must purchase meal tickets for all meals (not for breaks). Please reserve your meal tickets using this link Day Meeting Package Form.



2014 MASA/MASE Spring Conference Handouts 2014


2014 Stenswick/Benson Scholarship Candidate Process

2014 MASE Legislative Platform!
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2014 Special Education Law Symposium

Please see the attached document (click here)

For more information or visit 
coe.lehigh.edu/law for details and registration.  Share this with your colleagues!

"The IDEA and Section 504:  Current Trends and Challenges for Leading Practitioners in Education and Law”

June 22-27, 2014

The Symposium will include not only the basic and, with new hot topics, advanced tracks, but also a specialized institute for administrative law judges and other IDEA hearing officers.


2013-14 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.

                             UPDATED!  2013 - 2014 MASE Calendar


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