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).More Information
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.
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|
|Some online/blended coursework||Required|
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:
Individual program admission requirements include:
Take the following 24 units:
This certificate may be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program or as a stand-alone certificate. Federal financial aid cannot be used if the certificate is completed as a stand-alone certificate.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.