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Letter of Eligibility Certification

For the superintendent’s letter of eligibility, you need to have a state certificate and a minimum of six years of professional service in a basic school, three of which have been in a supervisory or administrative position. Students must be accepted through the doctoral admission process.

The program requires a minimum of 360 hours of field experiences, including a 180-hour clinical experience. The clinical experience provides opportunities to integrate education theory and research with practical experiences in the school district. You may accomplish this task through participation in work site activities. The focus of the clinical experience and coursework are directly aligned with the standards of the Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership program.


Course Number Course Title Credits
EDL 643 Special Education for School Leaders 3
EDL 721 School Leadership in Teaching and Learning 3
EDL 722 Personnel Management and Labor Relations 3
EDL 723 School Business Management 3
EDL 724 Organizational Development and Change Theory 3
EDL 725 Communication Theory and Practice 3
EDL 726 Political, Economic, & Social Structures of the Culture 3
EDL 727 Pennsylvania School Code & School Board Policies 3
EDL 728 Curriculum Theory and Evaluation 3
EDL 730 Pupil Personnel Services 3
EDL 731 Advanced Supervision 3
EDL 735 The Superintendency 3
EDL 789 Clinical Experience 3

Certification also requires satisfactory completion of state-mandated tests.

At A Glance

Program: Certification
Audience: Graduate students

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