Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Superintendent, Graduate Certificate


Academic Information

This administrative certificate program is offered by the Educational Leadership department and prepares you for state certification as a superintendent in the public schools. Classes are offered in many locations across Arizona with admission applications being processed throughout the course of the year.

This program is nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC).

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Superintendent, Graduate Certificate


Careers

What Can I Do with a Certificate in Superintendency?

This administrative certificate program is offered by the Educational Leadership department. Completion of this program also leads to an Institutional Recommendation for AZ State Administrative Certification. Eligibility to enter the internship component of the program requires that you have a posted master's degree (in any field), a minimum of three years teaching experience in K-12 education, principal certification, and the completed sequence of coursework preceding the internship.

This program leads to K-12 administrative certification for superintendents in the state of Arizona.  In addition to completing this program, state certification requires that you complete specific documentation and take the appropriate state examination(s).  Please visit the Arizona Department of Education K-12 administrative certification webpage for additional information.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Superintendent, Graduate Certificate


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Superintendent, Graduate Certificate


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 24
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Some online/blended coursework Required

Purpose

The purpose of the Superintendent Graduate Certificate program is to prepare its participants for Arizona State Administrative Certification as a K-12 public school superintendent.  To complete the certificate requirements participants must earn fifteen credits through required courses that translate theory into practice as the role of the school superintendent, organizational development, school funding and school law are examined.  This program also includes an internship in a school where participants will apply what they have learned in their courses.  Nine additional educational leadership elective credits or transfer credits from another program in educational leadership are required to complete the twenty-four credits required for the certificate.  Following completion of the Superintendent Graduate Certificate program participants will receive an Institutional Recommendation and may apply for state certification.  

Student Learning Outcomes

Outcomes align with Standards from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC).
 
A district-level education leader applies knowledge that promotes the success of every student by:

A district-level education leader applies knowledge that promotes the success of every student in a substantial and sustained educational leadership internship experience that has district-based field experiences and clinical practice within a district setting and is monitored by a qualified, on-site mentor.
For more information see Detailed Student Learning Outcomes

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Superintendent, Graduate Certificate


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Certificate Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Superintendent, Graduate Certificate


Campus Availability

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