School of Education
2800 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21218
Graduate Certificate in School Administration and Supervision
This 18-credit graduate certificate program is designed for school-district employed certified teachers and other certified personnel pursuing leadership positions in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) school settings and is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for Administrator I certification in school administration and supervision. Program options are also appropriate for preparing department chairs, team leaders, or curriculum coordinators. In addition to the standard School of Education admissions requirements, applicants are expected to: 1) be certified teachers or other certified school personnel, 2) be currently employed by a school district or an accredited independent school 3) hold a master’s degree and 4) Identify a person who will serve as a mentor (during the internship course). The mentor must have either Administrator I or II certification and be currently working in an administrative or supervisory capacity. Additionally, the mentor should be willing to coach the intern and to meet on a regular basis to provide assistance to the intern in experiencing the many facets of leadership.
A strong emphasis is placed upon the provision of opportunities for students to develop the skills and competencies that are necessary for successful educational leadership. The internship is the capstone course; it is completed in the school where the student works and is performed under the careful supervision of an in-school mentor and a university supervisor. Candidates must meet with an adviser before they are fully admitted to this certificate program.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 18
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 774 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999