Certificate/Endorsement Programs

Public School Administration Certification or Licensure
 

Although the certification and licensure requirements for public school administrators vary by state, the programs and courses offered fulfill many of the requirements of most state certification programs. These courses and programs align with the ISLLC standards which guide educational administration policies throughout the United States and have been adopted by over 30 states. Andrews University School of Education is also accredited by NCATE to offer educational administration programs. NCATE is the leading accrediting body for Educational Leadership preparation programs. Andrews University is also accredited by North Central Association to offer graduate degrees. Because state requirements vary, it is the responsibility of prospective students to check with their own state or local authorities to determine what coursework meets the requirements for public school certification in their state.

AU Educational Ledership Graduate Certificates (18-24 credits)

The AU Educational Leadership Graduate Certificate (18-24 credit) is designed for post-baccalaureate or post-masters participants who want to enhance their administrative skills.  Those served by this certificate are:

  • Teachers interested in trasitioning into educational administration
  • Principals of K-8, K-10, K-12, and 9-12 schools
  • Supervisors of instruction
  • Superintendents of schools

This course work and certificate can be used to fulfill some of the Seventh-day Adventist and/or Mishigan State administrative certification requirements.  The University does NOT provide certification or endorsement.  Rather, the candidate works with their employing organizaiton to secure certification.

Certificate credits can be trasferred to the Andrews University MA in Educational Leadership.

 

Curriculum

 

Principal Endorsement

(18 credits minimum, also fulfills certificate requirements)

School Administration
LEAD600 Annual Conference (0)
LEAD630 Introduction to Leadership (2)
EDAL520 Foundations of Educ. Leadership (2-3)
EDAL565 Leadership for Seventh-day Adventist Educ. (1-2)

School Law
EDAL560 K-12 Law (3)

Curriculum
EDCI547 Foundations of Curriculum Studies (3)

Supervision
EDAL570 Principles of Educational Supervision (2-3)

School Finance
EDAL645 K-12 Educational Finance (2-3)
 


Supervisor of Instruction Endorsement

(18 credits; also fulfills certificate requirements; must complete a minimum of two graduate courses in curriculum, two in supervision, and one in school administration as listed below)

School Administration
LEAD600 Annual Conference (0)
LEAD630 Introduction to Leadership (2)
EDAL520 Foundations of Educ. Leadership (2-3)
EDAL565 Leadership for Seventh-day Adventist Educ. (1-2)

Curriculum
EDCI547 Foundations of Curriculum Studies (3)
EDCI565 Improving Instruction (3)

Supervision
EDAL570 Principles of Educational Supervision (2-3)
LEAD689 Seminar: (Topic in Supervision) (1-12)

 

Superintendent of Schools Endorsement

(24 credits; also fulfills certificate requirements):

School Administration
LEAD600 Annual Conference (0)
LEAD630 Introduction to Leadership (2)
EDAL520 Foundations of Educ. Leadership (2-3)
EDAL565 Leadership for Seventh-day Adventist Educ. (1-2)

School Law
EDAL560 K-12 Law (3)

Curriculum
EDCI547 Foundations of Curriculum Studies (3)

Supervision
EDAL570 Principles of Educational Supervision (2-3)

School Finance
EDAL645 K-12 Educational Finance (2-3)

Personnel Administration
EDAL635 Human Resources Administration (2-3)

School Plant Planning
LEAD525 Public Relations Community Partnership (1-3)

**Note: Professional teachers may take Educational Administration courses to meet teacher re-certification requirements.

Click to download Department 4-Year Course Schedule.


 

Application Process
 

Students may take certification courses on a Guest Student Permission to Take Class (PTC). However, depending on financial aid and employer requirements, the student may need to apply and be accepted into a graduate certificate or degree program. At that point, through the petition process, the student may transfer up to eight PTC credits into a graduate certificate or degree program. Participants who want to be admitted into the graduate certificate program need to do the following:

  1. Complete a graduate school application.
  2. Check the "graduate certificate" circle on the (on campus) application.  Classes will not be on campus, but you will only find this option on the on campus application. 

Note: A Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for the graduate certificate programs.

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