Graduate Certificate: Superintendency
About the Certificate
The graduate certificate in Superintendency is open to individuals who are currently enrolled in Temple's Educational Leadership EdD program and to those who have completed a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership or Organizational Leadership with a concentration in K-12 school leadership at another institution. Completing both this certificate and the related leadership courses for our or another Educational Leadership EdD program fulfill the course of study required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the Superintendent PK-12 Letter of Eligibility.
Students in the Superintendency certificate program master:
- the overarching body of knowledge that informs the field of educational leadership and administration and the elements of effective practices in educational leadership;
- analyses of competing perspectives on issues of school and school district leadership as well as critical theory and its implications for leadership practice; and
- knowledge, skills, dispositions, experiences and personal attributes necessary for effective and ethical leadership at the highest levels in school districts and other educational organizations.
Time Limit for Certificate Completion: 2 years
Campus Location: Main
Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The graduate certificate can be completed on a part-time basis. NOTE: International students may not be eligible to apply for a student visa based on admission to the certificate program. Please contact the Office of Enrollment Management for more information.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Applications are accepted for the Fall, Spring and Summer terms and are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 2
From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained to provide insight regarding the applicant's academic competence. References from college/university faculty are recommended.
Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A bachelor's degree is required. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is expected.
Statement of Goals: Outline your interest in seeking a graduate certificate with a specific focus on the career to which you aspire, your interests, and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.
Resume: Current resume required.
Other Requirement: Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all accredited institutions attended and/or from which credit was earned must be submitted.
Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 12
|EDAD 5531||The School Superintendent: Chief Educator and Chief Executive I||3|
|EDAD 5532||The School Superintendent: Chief Educator and Chief Executive II||3|
|EDAD 9285||Internship in Administration (Part I)||3|
|EDAD 9286||Internship in Administration (Part II)||3|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
GPA Required to be Awarded the Certificate: 3.0 minimum
Certificate Program Web Address:
Dept. of Policy, Organizational and Leadership Studies
College of Education and Human Development
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
Submission Address for Application Materials:
Office of Enrollment Management