The Administrative Certification program is designed to prepare candidates with advanced knowledge and skills in leading and managing a school committed to the success of all students. The program focuses on preparing candidates to serve as the instructional leader in the school, ensuring both a supportive environment and rich learning experiences for students and adults. Candidates learn to effectively engage the systems within which schooling is embedded by understanding and applying principles of system theory in their planning, decision making, and change processes. They examine the relationships among social justice, school culture and student achievement and are challenged to work for a school vision and culture of high expectations and equitable opportunities for all students.
SPECIFIC PROGRAM INFORMATION
The Administrative Certificate Program is a 21-24 credit program open to certified teachers who already hold a Master’s degree from an accredited institution and are interested in becoming a K-12 principal. The program is offered online. Candidates can complete the program in 4 semesters if they register for a minimum of six credits a term. Students who are currently principals are able to submit a professional portfolio to be reviewed for consideration of waiving Internship II (EDL 687).
For Information, Contact:
Dr. Mary Katherine Hamilton, IHM
Associate Professor /
Coordinator of Educational Leadership