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Total Credits
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Lead School Systems for Meaningful Education Reform

The Graduate Certificate Executive Leadership: Superintendent Certification program at City University of Seattle gives professional educators the necessary skills and experience to become highly capable and knowledgeable superintendents. Through a mix of coursework, an internship, and an internship project, you’ll learn how to lead school systems according to state and national standards.Graduates develop the critical thinking and negotiation skills needed to be effective leaders who can develop and sustain meaningful education reform. The superintendent certification program courses are available online, so you can study on your own schedule. The program can be completed in five quarters to complete, usually starting and ending in the summer quarter.

Upon successful completion of this certificate program, you will meet the leadership standards set by Washington State which uses NELP (National Educational Leadership Preparation) standards and be recommended for the superintendent certificate to the

Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

This online program has been developed by and for educators, and consists of three strands:

  • Internship: You’ll be supported in this internship with a CityU field supervisor and field-based mentor, and you are required to design and implement your internship project in your classroom.
  • Building a Portfolio: You’ll develop an online portfolio on Blackboard, which consists of multiple pieces of evidence that demonstrate you have the understanding and competency to administer to the Washington State Benchmark Standards.
  • Capstone Presentation: You’ll complete a presentation, which will provide evidence of how you have achieved professional competence across all standards.

Why This Program is Unique

This program prepares candidates to meet leadership standards set by Washington State which uses NELP (National Educational Leadership Preparation) standards and be recommended for the superintendent certificate to the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

  • 100% online superintendent certification program
  • Rolling admission allows you to begin the program at any quarter
  • Non-Certificate and Out of State Students - This program is available to students who seek graduate coursework and executive-level internship experience but do not need the Washington state certification. Some superintendent candidates also may simultaneously pursue the Program Administrator certificate while completing course requirements.
  • Our faculty of experienced administrators coach candidates throughout the program, offering standards-based feedback for a performance-based certification portfolio.
  • Graduates can choose to continue their formal education and may apply coursework to the Ed.D. or Master of Education (M.Ed.) degrees at CityU.

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