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 certification in school administration and supervision. Program options are also appropriate for preparing department chairs, team leaders, or curriculum coordinators.
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.
The certificate may be taken as a stand-alone, may be incorporated into the 39-credit master's degree in School Administration, or may be combined with another graduate certificate program for a 33-39-credit master's degree in Educational Studies.
The program is delivered in the face-to-face teaching mode.
Please note that students must attend an organizational meeting or make arrangements to meet with the program coordinator in the semester prior to registering for the internship.
The information below includes program-related disclosures provided pursuant to federal regulations issued by the United States Department of Education on October 29, 2010, required for title IV eligible certificate programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
1. CIP Code: 13.0401 Educational Leadership and Administration, General
2. Credential Level: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
3. Program Length
a. Credits: 18
b. Weeks: 45
4. Occupations, by name and SOC Code, for which the program prepares
students, including links to O*NET occupational profiles:
11-9032.00 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
5. Costs of Program Completion (2012-13): $12,960
a. Tuition & Fees: $12,060
b. Books & Supplies (if not included in tuition/fees): $900
c. Room & Board (if applicable): Not Applicable
6. On-time Completion Rate* (2011-12): 65%
7. Job Placement Rate: Not Applicable
8. Median Loan Debt upon Program Completion* (2011-12): $0
a. Title IV debt: $0
b. Private Educational Loan debt: $0
c. Institutional Financing debt: Not Applicable
*Note: In accordance with US Department of Education guidelines, the On-time Completion Rate and Median Loan Debt upon Program Completion figures published here were calculated based on the data for all 2011-12 program completers who graduated from Title IV eligible gainful employment certificate programs sharing the 13.0401 Educational Leadership and Administration, General CIP code.