OSE New ISD Directors of Special Education Welcome Toolkit – Videos and Resources

The Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education (OSE) is responsible for the general supervision, administration, and funding of special education programs and services for children and youth with disabilities ages 3 through 25. A free appropriate public education (FAPE) is provided to eligible children according to federal and state laws, regulations, administrative rules, and department procedures.

This compilation of online videos and resources includes information from Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education, and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Grant Funded Initiatives and additional offices or programs that work in partnership with the MDE and/or the IDEA Grant Funded Initiatives.

Inside the OSE

The OSE has several units to handle its general supervision responsibilities: Administration, Program Accountability, Program Finance, and Performance Reporting. The OSE is also responsible for the Low Incidence Outreach program and the Michigan School for the Deaf.

Administration Unit Videos

The Administration Unit provides leadership to and oversight of the office and ensures compliance with all federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements. The unit reports and responds to the State Board of Education, the State Superintendent, the Chief Deputy Superintendent, and the Deputy Superintendent.

IDEA Grant Funded Initiatives, Partners, and Other State of Michigan Offices Videos

The IDEA requires state education agencies to have in place effective general supervision systems that provide information dissemination; training and technical assistance; personnel development for administrators, teachers, related service providers, parents, and others regarding research, evidence-based practices, and requirements of law. The IDEA authorizes use of funds for these provisions under Section 1411(e)(2)(C)(i) and (v).