Post-Master's Certificate in Superintendent Certification

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Masters
Number of Credits to Completion: 16.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.0411

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 

About the Program

The online Superintendent Certificate Program prepares students for leading schools, districts, and other educational organizations by being agile in adapting to emerging opportunities and challenges. The curriculum is designed as practitioner-based through its internships and built upon a systems approach to leadership and organizational learning. Students will be eligible to apply for PA superintendent certification upon completion of this program and six years of satisfactory school experience, of which three must be in a supervisory or administrative capacity. Other states and countries may vary.

Admission Requirements

Master’s Degree and three years of administrative experience (or in the process of acquiring administrative experience with the expectation of completing 3 years of admin. experience).

Program Requirements

Superintendent Letter of Eligibility Required Courses *
EDAM 817Curriculum Models3.0
EDAM 820School Superintendency3.0
EDAM 824Parents and Schools3.0
EDEX 712Instructional & Curriculum Leadership in Special Education3.0
Required Internships **
EDAM 827School Superintendent's Internship: Curriculum Models1.0
EDAM 828School Superintendent's Internship: Parents and Schools1.0
EDAM 829School Superintendent's Internship: Budget and Finance1.0
EDAM 830School Superintendent's Internship: Human Resource Development1.0
Total Credits16.0

This program is approved for students with appropriate background and seeking Pennsylvania School Superintendent Certification.

If student's home state has a school superintendent certification, student will need to contact that state's department of education for eligibility requirements.


Any student required to participate in a program field experience and/or internship as a component of their coursework will be required to submit all required background checks/clearance(s) and field placement applications prior to beginning coursework.

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
EDEX 7123.0EDAM 8243.0EDAM 8203.0EDAM 8173.0
EDAM 8281.0EDAM 8291.0EDAM 8301.0EDAM 8271.0
 4 4 4 4
Total Credits 16

Additional Information

More information is available at the School of Education's website.

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