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.
- 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