School Administration Certificate

Program Description

Fee $1200

The goal of the certificate program is to develop scholars-practitioners who will learn and practice advanced skills in designing, implementing, and analyzing effective research-based strategies in school leadership so they can provide an active, positive, and effective leadership in the areas of supervision, teacher evaluation, financial management, and professional development. The courses provide opportunities for students to apply critical thinking to identify current educational dilemmas and propose appropriate work-based solutions.

Program Prerequisites and Requirements

  • Eligible participants must be graduate-level teachers (instructional specialists, administrators, or any other school staff member assigned teaching duties or with access to educational facilities and programs) with current access to classrooms and a school (from grades preK-12, any content area).
  • Participants must have regular access to a computer with reliable internet connectivity.
  • The Introduction to Graduate Studies – Site Orientation must be completed prior to the start of the first course.

    Talk to an admissions counselor about your goals and transfer credits.

    At the end of this program, students will be able to:
    • Create a team leadership Supervisory Platform that implements your vision for education leadership in terms of duties and responsibilities
    • Determine appropriate approaches to developmental supervision and professional development
    • Create a supervisory plan that implements both clinical supervision and differentiated supervision
    • Explain the role of the principal in managing school facilities and fiscal management
    • Explore the expanded supervisory scope of responsibilities that include personnel management, school staffing, school effectiveness, Danielson Framework, coaching, mentoring, and professional development

    9 Credit Hours

    School Administration Certificate


    EDA549 Principles of School Leadership and Management

    EDA589 Personnel Management and Supervision
    EDA569 Education Finance

    Who Should Enroll
    The English Language Learners Certificate program is designed for graduate level educators who are presently teachers or administrators in a school setting or have regular weekly access to a school and classrooms.
    Next Steps
    If you have explored the website and have other questions, visit the Handbooks and Policies page to download the Catalog and Student Handbook with detailed descriptions of each course in the program.
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