Advanced Official Certificate Program, Educational Leadership in Superintendent of Schools
Total credits: 12–15
The program is designed for educational professionals seeking certification as a School District Superintendent. The core program consists of two courses on theory and research (EDL 681 and EDL 682) and two courses on practice (EDL 695 and EDL 696). Candidates who have completed their graduate work at CCSU will be required to take 12 credits. Candidates who have completed their graduate work at other institutions will be required to complete 15 semester hours as mandated by State Department of Education. Courses to be approved by advisor are dependent on student's prior coursework.
The Department of Educational Leadership seeks to prepare well-educated and competent practitioners who are capable of improving the quality of education for Connecticut’s children.
The Department values interdisciplinary collaboration in fulfilling its goal; as such, faculty associated with the Center for Multicultural Research and Education, Educational Technology, and Educational Leadership work together to design programs which will prepare professional educators with the skills and dispositions needed to create learning environments where all learners will be successful.
Applicants to the Advanced Official Certificate program must hold both a master’s degree with a minimum 3.00 GPA, on a four-point scale (where A is 4.00), and a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. The academic record must demonstrate clear evidence of ability to undertake and successfully pursue studies in the graduate field.
As part of the application and admission process, the applicant must request that official undergraduate and graduate transcripts be submitted from every institution attended except Central Connecticut State University.