Course Requirements

Requirements for the 15-hour Superintendency Certificate are:

  • EDUC 656 School Finance (3)
  • EDUC 668 Practicum/Capstone in the School Superintendent (3)
  • EDUC 672 Educational Facilities (3)
  • EDUC 674 Policy and Politics in Education (3)
  • EDUC 676 District Instructional Leadership (3)
Course Descriptions

EDUC 656 School Finance  (3-0-3). Problems relating to the adequate financing of schools.

EDUC 668 Practicum/Capstone in the School Superintendent (3-0-3). Internship experiences in the office of a superintendent of schools. This experience will cover a range of the duties and responsibilities encountered by a school superintendent.

EDUC 672 Educational Facilities (3-0-3). Provides advanced graduate students the opportunity to obtain practical experience related to the planning, financing, construction, renovation, and maintenance of educational facilities. Through presentations by practitioners with expertise in relevant areas as well as site visitations to educational facilities.

EDUC 674 Policy and Politics in Education (3-0-3). Develop an awareness of the responsibilities of a superintendent from the perspectives of political dynamics and their connections to the policy process.

EDUC 676 District Instructional Leadership (3-0-3). Application of knowledge, skills and dispositions of the superintendency to maximize learning for diverse populations. Prerequisite: admission to program.

Course Schedule
FallOne 14-week course
SpringOne 14-week course
SummerTwo 7-week courses
PracticumStudents can begin this at any point. Some choose to work on this concurrently with coursework and complete at the conclusion of the last course and others choose to extend this practicum work after they complete their coursework.

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Application Deadline:
Spring II 2015
  • Feb. 13, 2015

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