Educational Leadership

Certification in Administration and Supervision

This program is for an individual that has obtained a master’s degree from an accredited institution and 27 months of satisfactory teaching performance or satisfactory performance as a specialist. Those individuals may complete the state certification requirements by earning 21 semester hours of graduate coursework from the following six areas: School Administration/ Clinical and/or Instructional Supervision, Curriculum Design, Group Dynamics, School Law, and Practicum/Internship

Program Requirements

School Administration
AD 681 Organizational Development in Education
AD 683 Leadership Theories and Practices in Education

Clinical and/or Instructional Supervision
AD 662 Leadership, Supervision, and Professional Development

Curriculum Design
ED 650 Curriculum Theories and Practices

Group Dynamics
AD 674 Human Relations in School Management

School Law
AD 668 The Law, the Courts, and the School

AD 688 Internship in Educational Leadership I
AD 689 Internship in Educational Leadership II

Program Objectives

The program's four primary strands include the development and understanding of leadership styles; a comprehensive look at organizational development, school culture, and perceptions of power; the blending of theory and practice; and an assessment of curriculum development and how people learn.

Program Outcomes

Participation provides eligibility for certification as an Administrator I (Assistant in Administration, Supervisor in Instruction, or Supervisor in Central Administration). Students seeking Administrator II (Principal) certification are required to successfully complete the School Leaders Licensure Assessment exam.

Students in the Certification in Administration and Supervision program are not eligible for financial aid.