Advanced Official Certificate Program

Superintendent of Schools

Central to Leading Educational Excellence. 

CCSU’s Advanced Official Certificate in Superintendent of Schools is designed for educational leaders seeking certification as a School District Superintendent (093). Students will develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the school superintendent and other central office leadership positions. The coursework addresses the diverse groups, tasks, and issues facing the superintendent and central office administrators. Leading for equity is a major focus of the program. 

Program Features

  • Starts every May  
  • 15-credit program  
  • Cohort model  
  • Attend part-time  
  • Internship opportunities  
  • Networking opportunities  
  • No GMAT/GRE required 


Did You Know?

The median annual wage for postsecondary education administrators was $97k in May 2020. 


What You'll Gain

  • Knowledge to promote the success of every student by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a shared district vision of learning  
  • Tools to use data to identify district goals, assess organizational effectiveness, and implement district plans to achieve district goals  
  • Ability to manage the district’s organization, operation, and resources through monitoring and evaluating district management and operational systems  
  • Skills to collaborate with faculty and community members, respond to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilize community resources for the district by collecting and analyzing information pertinent to the improvement of the district’s educational environment  
  • Ability to act with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner to ensure a district system of accountability for every student’s academic and social success by modeling district principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior as related to their roles within the district  
  • Tools to understand, respond to, and influence the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context within the district through advocating for district students, families, and caregivers; acting to influence local, district, state, and national decisions affecting student learning