Program Highlights & Benefits
100% online cohort
Less than 1 year completion time, including holiday breaks
No GRE required for some programs
No weekend classes
The Superintendent Certificate is designed for school principals and other school district-level administrators that want to become eligible to serve as a School District Superintendent in the state of Kentucky. The EPSB requires that candidates must have at least two (2) years of experience in an approved administrative position.
What You Learn
There is a critical need across the state of Kentucky for quality school district superintendents. According to data compiled by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) in August, 2019, the average length of service for all superintendents at the start of the 2019-20 school year was 4.02 years (An increase from 3.86 in 2018-19). Data compiled by the Kentucky Department of Education in October, 2019, shows that Kentucky’s 172 school districts are led by 142 males, 29 females and 4 minorities. This data is a clear indication of the consistent need for more qualified school superintendents, especially those diverse candidates that have an interest in assuming roles as Executive School Leaders. The curriculum consists of four courses that include high quality field experiences and a Capstone Project that emphasizes innovative solutions for school district change.
How You Learn
These classes are fully online. Although clinical educators from the college and/or your professor will provide on-site support and assistance periodically throughout each class, face-to-face class meetings are not required. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system to participate in online activities which include assignments and project implementation based on your duties within your current employment. The program will consist of four, three-hour courses over two 15 week semesters. (Each course lasts 7 1/2 weeks).
Upon successful completion of coursework, a recommendation will be made for the School District Superintendent Certification.
|EDA 720||The School Superintendency||3|
|EDA 722||School District Administration||3|
|EDA 724||Strategic Planning in Education||3|
|EDA 726||Leading School District Change (Capstone)||3|
|Total Program Hours||12|
This is only an introduction of the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order.