Academic Catalog

Executive Leadership with Program Administrator Certification

Program Description

School of Education Graduate Faculty

The School Executive Leadership program is intended for those who wish to prepare to become educational leaders outside the superintendency. As distinct from the Superintendent Certification program, this program is designed for both certificated and non-certificated educational leaders.

The first option provides professional development opportunities within a specialized area for certificated candidates. The second option provides non-certificated students, or those who hold either current teacher or ESA certification who currently serve in a district level position, with an opportunity to receive a program administrator certificate by completing this program.

If you are a non-certified candidate currently serving in a district-level position, or are currently certified as a teacher or as an educational staff associate, you will complete the same core coursework as for the superintendent certification, but receive program administrator certification. All coursework is completed over a two-year period.

The Executive Leadership program with Program Administrator Certification requires at least 360 hours of field experience. The number of required credits (minimum of 6) is dependent on your experience and desired position.