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Education Specialist in Educational Leadership (Principal and Superintendent) - 42.5 Credits

Delivery Method: Evening

Interested in seeking both a principal and superintendent certificate? Effective school leadership, at the building and district level, requires an advanced and diverse skill set focused on leadership, collaboration, financial, facilities and human resource management, law, student achievement and educational equity. The William Woods University Education Specialist in Educational Leadership program (principal and superintendent) is designed to develop these skills and prepare the student for DESE certification expectations. NOTE: Three years of DESE approved principal experience is required to be granted a superintendent/district-level certificate; other DESE specific requirements also apply. The coursework provides a pathway to both building-level and district-level school leadership.

*Must complete 3 credits of both EDU657 and EDU557.


Core Credits: 42.50

Course # Course Title Hours
EDU 557 School Leader Field Experience 1.00
EDU 572 Managerial Leadership 3.00
EDU 573 Instructional Leadership 3.00
EDU 583 Performance Assessment for Aspiring Building Level Administrators 0.50
EDU 600 Issues in School Superintendency 3.00
EDU 610 Utilizing Statistical Procedures in Educational Research & Evaluation 3.00
EDU 620 Effective School- Community Relation 3.00
EDU 640 Human Resources in Education 3.00
EDU 650 School District Finance 3.00
EDU 653 School Plant & Facilities Development/Safety & Security 3.00
EDU 657 Field Experience 1.00
EDU 673 Educational Reform and Urban Educational Issues 3.00
EDU 680 Advanced School Law and Policy Development 3.00
EDU 690 Differentiated & Supplemental Program 3.00
EDU 697 Superintendent Field Experience & Portfolio Development 3.00

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