|Categories:||Certificate / Endorsement, Graduate|
|Completion Time:||1.5 years *|
|Cost Per Year:||In state: $5,131 / Out of State: $7,371|
|Complete Program Cost:||In state: $7,696 / Out of State: $11,056|
* Based on 2 classes per semester including summer
The non-degree program leading to licensure as a superintendent of schools is a twenty- four (24) credit hour program. It is incumbent upon students from other states to determine the licensing requirements in their state. Applicants to the program must hold a master’s degree, licensure as a principal and meet the requirements for admission to the program in Educational Administration and Supervision. The program consists of the following courses:
- EDAS 6113 School Finance
- EDAS 6123 The Superintendency
- EDAS 6133 Governance Groups
- EDAS 6143 Management of Human Resources
- EDAS 6153 Practicum in Educational Facilities
- EDAS 6173 Administration and Assessment of Curricular Programs
- EDAS 6183 Educational Leadership Seminar
- EDAS 6303 Superintendent Internship & Graduate Project (or approved internship course EDAS 6223)
Master’s degree and licensure candidates must complete a minimum number of courses and practicum hours in the approved plan of study and submit a pre-internship portfolio prior to enrolling in an internship. Specific coursework and practicum requirements are outlined in the Educational Leadership program manual.
Candidates must apply for and receive approval to enroll in an administrative or superintendent’s internship. Students must complete an internship application and submit it to their advisor by the following deadlines for each semester:
Fall Semester: Receive by last day in April;
Spring Semester: Receive by the first day in October.
Candidates may not enroll in an administrative or superintendent internship until the pre-internship portfolio and all application requirements are completed.
Master’s degree and licensure candidates must prepare and satisfactorily defend a program portfolio based on the appropriate national and state licensure standards for an administrative license. Candidates must satisfactorily complete the portfolio requirement prior to graduation and/or application for licensure.
Candidates must submit the written program portfolio to members of a faculty review committee no later than four weeks before the oral defense. The faculty committee will consist of two members of the faculty and one external evaluator.
Candidates must receive a satisfactory rating from the committee on the written portfolio, prior to arranging for the oral defense.
After receiving a satisfactory rating on the written portfolio, the candidate must contact the advisor to schedule the oral defense. Students must receive a satisfactory rating by the committee on both the written and oral defense of the portfolio. A student who fails the program portfolio requirement must re-submit the portfolio. Students who fail the portfolio requirement on the third attempt will be dismissed from the graduate program and no degree or program completion certificate will be awarded. Additionally, the University will not recommend the student for licensure. There is no appeal if a student fails the portfolio requirement on the third attempt.