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Superintendent Cert.
Superintendent Certificate Online

Program Overview


This online certificate program is designed for experienced educational leaders who possess an Ed.S. and are interested in becoming an assistant superintendent or superintendent. This nationally recognized CAEP specialty program area (SPA) program consists of just six courses and can be completed in as few as eight months. A-State students consistently receive a 90% pass rate on the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA) exam.

icon $5,512.50 Total Tuition
icon As few as 8 months Program Duration
icon 18 Credit Hours
icon $5,512.50 Total Tuition
icon As few as 8 months Program Duration
icon 18 Credit Hours
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Each course includes both instruction and a field component to design a project and develop a portfolio. Study can be completed in local school districts. Students will work with a mentor for the field study and internship courses.

Graduates of this program will:

  • Receive excellent preparation to pass the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA) exam
  • Be equipped to identify and implement effective performance patterns for school district superintendents, with emphasis given to the relationships among the local board of education, superintendent, school personnel and the community
  • Be able to design salary schedules and fringe benefits to select, retain and promote school personnel
  • Be equipped to guide educators in the role of selecting learning environments
  • Have the ability to evaluate and select systems and procedures to manage school business

As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for licensure in his/her state as it applies to the participation in an out-of-state degree program.

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In their Best Colleges Rankings for 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranks A-State #25 for "Top Public Schools, Regional Universities (South)."

Tuition


Our Superintendent Certificate online program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included in the total tuition.

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Total Tuition $5,512.50
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Tuition Per Credit Hour $306.25
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$268.00 $38.25 $306.25 $804.00 $114.75 $918.75

Calendar


Our Superintendent Certificate online program is designed to be flexible and convenient for working professionals, featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates a year.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Fall 2018 7wk 10/15/2018 12/7/2018 9/24/2018 10/1/2018 10/5/2018 10/12/2018 11/14/2018
Spring 2019 7wk 1/14/2019 3/1/2019 12/3/2018 12/10/2018 1/5/2019 1/11/2019 2/19/2019
7wk 3/11/2019 5/3/2019 2/18/2019 2/24/2019 3/1/2019 3/8/2019 4/17/2019
Summer 2019 5wk 5/28/2019 6/28/2019 5/6/2019 5/13/2019 5/17/2019 5/24/2019 6/14/2019
5wk 7/1/2019 8/2/2019 6/10/2019 6/17/2019 6/21/2019 6/28/2019 7/19/2019
Fall 2019 7wk 8/19/2019 10/4/2019 7/29/2019 8/5/2019 8/9/2019 8/16/2019 9/24/2019
7wk 10/14/2019 12/6/2019 9/23/2019 9/30/2019 10/4/2019 10/11/2019 11/13/2019
Term Course Begin Course End Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Summer 2019 7/1/2019 8/2/2019 6/21/2019 6/28/2019 7/19/2019
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Admissions


Students interested in the Superintendent Certificate online program should review full admission requirements below.

  • Complete online application and submit a nonrefundable $30 fee.
  • Official transcript(s) sent from the registrar of the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the sending institution.
  • A valid teaching certificate
  • No record as a felon or sex offender
  • Have a Baccalaureate degree with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale from an accredited institution
  • At least a 3.25 GPA in an Ed.S. degree from an accredited institution and program.
  • Three years of experience as a certified teacher in an educational institution. Please submit Teaching Experience Verification Form
  • Building-level licensure plus one year of experience as a building-level administrator.
  • Read and submit the Professional Dispositions Signature Document.
  • A written commitment from a practicing central office administrator who will serve as a mentor during this program. Applicants should review the qualifications and responsibilities with their chosen mentor prior to having the mentor complete the Mentor Form.
  • Candidates for the Superintendent Certificate are required to complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work. A maximum of nine semester hours of graduate credit may be transferred from other approved institutions.
  • Have taken the prerequisite courses: ELAD 7033 Contemporary Issues, ELAD 7073 Schooling in a Pluralistic Society, ELCI 7523 Curriculum Theory & Practice and ELFN 7583 Evaluation of Educational Programs

Additional Information

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: academicpartnerships@astate.edu

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses


Students in the Superintendent Certificate online program must complete the following six courses (18 credit hours).

Students in the Superintendent Certificate online program must complete the following six courses (18 credit hours).

ELAD 7103: School District Administration

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

An examination of the effective performance patterns for school district superintendents with emphasis given to the relationships among the local board of education, superintendent, school personnel and the community.

ELAD 7013: School Personnel Administration

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

An examination of emerging professional responsibilities and ethical practices, current selection, retention and promotion practices, as well as designs for salary schedules and fringe benefits.

ELAD 7043: Management of Operational Systems

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Students in course will learn to assist professional educators in their role of providing safe, appropriate and aesthetic learning environments for students.

ELAD 7023: School Business Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A consideration of systems and procedures for accounting, budget planning and preparation, auditing, purchasing, and bonding.

ELAD 7473: Field Study

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course provides the candidate with sustained, hands-on clinical experiences in the field of educational administration throughout the program of study. The experiences will focus on authentic problems and activities that require candidates to demonstrate leadership skills and practices integral to the performance of the district level administrator. In addition, candidates will establish networks with stakeholders at the local, district, state and national levels. Note: this course should be taken alone.

ELAD 7493: Supervised Internship

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This is supervised participation in an approved administrative and supervisory setting. Permission of department chair needed; must be arranged one semester in advanced of registration.

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