Supervisor of Instruction

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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 Supervisor of Instruction program is designed for certified teachers with a Master’s degree in Education. In order to be accepted into this program, candidates must have a Principal Certification or a Master’s degree with a specialized certification and/or coursework aligned to the program completion requirements.

What You Learn

For teachers that wish to move to a more administrative role at the district or building level but do not desire to become a principal or a superintendent, the Supervisor of Instruction certification offers a unique opportunity. A Supervisor of Instruction works with directly with teachers to improve curriculum and instruction, resulting in improvements in student achievement. Management and implementation of professional development, teacher instruction, and data interpretation is the main focus for a Supervisor of Instruction.

How You Learn

These classes are fully online. The first phase of the program is four 7 ½ week courses. The second phase is an internship that requires a full semester of classwork and field hours. Face-to-face class meetings are not required, and 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.

Career Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Level I coursework, a recommendation will be made for Certification for Supervisor of Instruction.

Degree Requirements

Level 1

EDA 730Introduction to School Leadership by Leading Teaching and Learning3
EDA 732Leadership for Human Resources Development in Schools3
EDA 734Finance and Legal Aspects for the Supervisor of Instruction OR ECE 704 — Special Ed Law & Finance3
EDA 736Advanced Assessment for Supervisors of Instruction3
EDA 738Instructional Coaching: Building Teacher Capacity through Mentoring and Collaboration3
 Total Program Hours for Level 115

Level 2 (6 hours required for 5 year renewal) – Complete 6 hour Capstone Project in Instructional Leadership related to Instructional Supervision

EDA 739Internship in Ed Leadership – Instructional Supervision6
 Total Program Hours for Level 26
Please Note:

This is only an introduction of the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order.