The online 18-credit School Administration and Supervision certificate program is designed to reflect the rigor of the School of Education's face-to-face School Administration and Supervision certificate program while utilizing the convenience of the online platform to prepare rising K-12 school leaders for the transition into leadership with unparalleled knowledge and support. There are two options within the online certificate; 1) a Flexible option, open to any school-district employed certified teachers and other certified personnel and 2) an option restricted to JHU TFA corps members that follows a cohort model. In addition to the standard School of Education admissions requirements, applicants are expected to: 1) be certified teachers or other certified school personnel with at least 27 months of teaching experience, 2) be currently employed by a school district or an accredited independent school, and 3) hold a master's degree.
As one of the top-ranked school of education in the country according to the U.S. News & World Report, the School of Education is concerned with aligning cutting-edge, evidence-based research with practical experience to arm new school leaders with the appropriate tools to transform their schools and sustain change.
The theory of action that undergirds our online approach is steeped in ongoing research at JHU and beyond around sound leadership preparation. School leaders continually face unique challenges in the education landscape:
Our certificate program objectives converge around three compelling expectations. First, we want online candidates to express knowledge of the prevailing systems within the administrative structure to give teacher leaders insight into supporting the district’s core challenges. Next, candidates should have access to more seasoned district leaders who can share a wealth of experience to help nascent school administrators develop sustainable plans of action. Finally, we expect to support the capacity to integrate new ideas into an existing organizational framework.
Current TFA students will apply to the certificate either during their last term or after they have graduated from the MS Ed Studies.
This program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for Administrator I certification in Maryland. While the program meets the certification requirements for Maryland, the School of Education cannot guarantee that the coursework will meet state credentialing requirements outside of Maryland. It is the responsibility of candidates who are employed in states other than Maryland to confirm with their state credentialing agency what the certification requirements are for their state and whether there is reciprocity with Maryland.
The Flexible option allows candidates to progress through the program at their own pace, but all program requirements must be completed within three years. While there is no set sequence of courses, candidates must take the internship course, which is completed in the school in which the candidates is employed, in their final semester.
In accordance with US Department of Education regulations, the JHU School of Education is required to disclose graduation rate data, median loan debt data, and other select information for all Title IV eligible gainful employment (GE) programs. To see the most recent data available for this GE program, please view the attached disclosure.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in School Administration and Supervision: Students currently cannot conduct externship activities in Kentucky. For more information, please contact an admissions representative. Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.
Dr. Annette Anderson