Graduate Certificate – School Administration and Supervision

This program combines cutting-edge, evidence-based research with practical experience to give emerging leaders in K–12 school settings the tools they need to transform schools and sustain effective change.

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Annette C. Anderson, PhD

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Graduate Certificate – School Administration and Supervision

At A Glance*

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Format

PART-TIME

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Location

BALTIMORE
COLUMBIA, MD
ONLINE

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Credits

18–21

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Start Term 

SUMMER
SPRING
FALL 

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Completion Time

1-3 Years

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Application Deadline

ROLLING

*Information for students entering program for academic year 2020-2021

Application requirements and deadlines - Graduate Certificate: School Administration and Supervision (online)
Graduate Certificate: School Administration and Supervision (online)
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall, Spring, Summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Pre-Requisite: Master’s degree; certified; school district employed; 27 months experience.
Note: The Maryland Department of Education (COMAR 13A.12.04.01) requires all individuals who apply for Administrator I certification to complete three semester hours of coursework in special education. Candidates who have not previously completed a special education course will be required to complete an additional course to complete the program.
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper
Two Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Application requirements and deadlines - Graduate Certificate: School Administration and Supervision (face-to-face)
Graduate Certificate: School Administration and Supervision (face-to-face)
Enrollment:Part-Time
Start Terms:Fall, Spring, Summer
Application Deadline: Rolling
Pre-Requisite: Master’s degree; certified; school district employed; 27 months experience.
Note: The Maryland Department of Education (COMAR 13A.12.04.01) requires all individuals who apply for Administrator I certification to complete three semester hours of coursework in special education. Candidates who have not previously completed a special education course will be required to complete an additional course to complete the program.
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change for ensuing academic years, and will be updated on the School of Education website accordingly.

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Graduate Certificate – School Administration and Supervision

Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in School Administration and Supervision combines evidence-based research with practical experience to give emerging leaders in K–12 school settings the tools they need to transform schools and sustain effective change. The program affords candidates the opportunity to combine real-world experience with current best practices in leadership, curriculum, instruction, school law, technology, and other areas.

Online or face-to-face enrollment options are available, and both are taught by experts with extensive public-school experience. The online certificate has two options: One is open to any district-employed, certified teacher or other certified personnel; the second is especially for JHU Teach For America (TFA) Corps members.

Applicants must hold a master’s degree and be certified teachers or other certified school personnel currently employed by a school district or accredited independent school. The program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for Administrator I certification. Program options are also appropriate for department chairs, team leaders, or curriculum coordinators.

*Note: As of October 15, 2020, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) requires candidates seeking Administrator I certification to complete 3 credits in Special Education (COMAR 13A.12.04.01). You may earn the credits through the School of Education or transfer them in from another institution.

Graduate Certificate – School Administration and Supervision

CORE FACULTY

Annette C. Anderson, PhD

Annette Campbell Anderson

Graduate Certificate – School Administration and Supervision

PROGRAM PLAN

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 for JHU TFA Corps members. Candidates who were JHU TFA Corps members and completed ED.851.603 School Law and/or ED.851.705 Effective Leadership as electives in the JHU/TFA program can have these courses count towards the Graduate Certificate in School Administration and Supervision.

Program requirements

In addition to the standard School of Education admission requirements, applicants are expected to:

  • Be certified teachers or other certified school personnel
  • Be currently employed by a school district or an accredited independent school
  • Hold a master’s degree
  • Identify a person who will served as a mentor (during the final 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.

As of October 15, 2020, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) requires candidates seeking Administrator I certification to complete 3 credits in Special Education (COMAR 13A.12.04.01). You may earn the credits through the School of Education or transfer them in from another institution.

Coursework

Johns Hopkins School of Education TFA Students

Current TFA students will apply to the certificate either during their last term or after they have graduated from the MS Ed Studies program.

  • Current TFA students will apply to the certificate either during their last term or after they have graduated from the MS Ed Studies program.
  • Other than the two courses that are taken within their TFA program (ED.851.603 School Law and ED.851.705 Effective Leadership) that count towards the certificate, no other certificate courses can be taken until they have completed the TFA program and have been admitted to the certificate program.
  • TFA students cannot be concurrently admitted to or enrolled in both programs.
  • Tuition charges for both the traditional and the TFA alumni will always be the tuition of the current academic year.

Course Requirements for the Flexible Option (for a total of 18–21 credits hours)

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 candidate is employed, in their final semester.

851.601 Organization and Administration of Schools

851.603 School Law

851.705 Effective Leadership

852.602 Supervision and Professional Development

881.610 Curriculum Theory, Development, and Implementation

851.814 Internship in Administration and Supervision

Choose one of the following 3-credit Special Education courses*

871.502 Educational Alternatives for Students Special Needs

871.501 Introduction to Children and Youth with Exceptionalities

871.510 Legal Aspects, Service Systems and Current Issues in Special Education

*Note: As of October 15, 2020, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) requires candidates seeking Administrator I certification to complete 3 credits in Special Education (COMAR 13A.12.04.01). You may earn the credits through the School of Education or transfer them in from another institution.

Course Information

Course descriptions, locations, and availability

Graduate Certificate – School Administration and Supervision

WHAT TO EXPECT

Goals

Our program objectives converge around three compelling expectations. First, we want 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.

Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Gain a deep understanding of school budgets, general principles of budget development, and strategies for communicating budgetary issues to their constituencies.
  • Develop budgets for their schools that support faculty and staff in meeting their instructional goals.
  • Communicate effectively to various stakeholders including boards of directors, families, and staff.
  • Become more proficient supervisors and professional developers with teachers and staff.
  • Become more competent consumers and producers of research that is relevant to their jobs.
  • Function more effectively and sensitively with faculty, students, staff, parents, and communities of diverse cultures and socioeconomic status.
  • Enhance and refine their management skills, including supervision of personnel, strategic planning, conflict management, and fundraising.
  • Improve their application of policy and laws to problems or issues that emerge.
  • Become competent instructional leaders through the analysis and use of data about their schools and their communities.
  • Build proficiency in the use of technology for instruction and administration.
  • Become effective mentors and supervisors for their faculty and staff.
  • Work effectively as part of a team and develop teams of teachers who provide participatory and democratic leadership to the school.
Accreditation

This program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education 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.

Graduate Certificate – School Administration and Supervision

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does this program lead to certification?

Yes, this program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education 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.

Are there any program-specific admission requirements?

In addition to the standard School of Education admission requirements, applicants are expected to have a master’s degree; be certified teachers or other certified school personnel with at least 27 months of teaching experience; be currently employed by a public school district or an accredited independent school; and identify a person who will serve as a mentor (during the final 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.

Graduate Certificate – School Administration and Supervision

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, the JHU School of Education is required to disclose 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.

Gainful Employment Disclosure – 2019

Program Name: Post Baccalaureate Certificate in School Administration and Supervision

This program is designed to be completed in 12 months.

This program will cost $15,882 (if taken face-to-face) or $17,250 (if taken fully online) if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ [XX,XXX] of debt.
Too few graduates to report median debt.

Program meets licensure requirements in the following States: Maryland

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.

Graduate Certificate – School Administration and Supervision

STATE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR ONLINE STUDENTS

Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.