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School Superintendent

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)

New England College’s School Superintendent program prepares educators to become certified as a New Hampshire School Superintendent with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)

Program Requirements 

Courses for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study: School Superintendent
(47 credits)

  • The Psychology of Learning Communities (4cr)
  • Research Practicum I (2cr) (must repeat if already has a Masters and do a leadership project)
  • Research Practicum II (2cr) (must repeat if already has a Masters and do a leadership project)
  • Research Design (2 cr)
  • Fundamentals of Educational Inquiry:  Action Research I (2cr)
    (must repeat if already has a Masters and do a leadership project)
  • Fundamentals of Educational Inquiry:  Action Research II (2cr)
    (must repeat if already has a Masters and do a leadership project)
  • Portfolios I-IV (1cr each)
    (must complete Portfolio III and IV if already done in Masters so as to create Principal Certification portfolio)
  • School Finance and Policy (3cr)
  • Educational Leadership and Critical Issues (3cr)
  • Education Technology Leadership (2cr)
  • The Art of Leadership, Educational Reform and Systems Change (3cr)
  • Labor Relations (3cr)
  • Data Management (2cr)
  • Achieving Educational Equity (2cr)
  • Facilities Management (2cr)
  • School Law (3 cr)
  • Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction (3cr)
  • Internship: Superintendent I & II (3cr)

Model: 2 years, on-line

The School Leadership candidates in superintendent certification must meet the ISLLC standards for superintendents.

Those seeking certification as a superintendent must (1) have completed at least 3 years of experience as an education administrator in a k-12 setting; (2)  have completed a state board of education approved educational administration collegiate program at the post-master’s certificate of advanced graduate study (CAGS), educational specialist, or doctoral level; and (3)  have acquired the competencies, skills, and knowledge itemized in ED 506.01 (http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/state_agencies/ed500.html) through course work; and (4)  complete 920 hours of an internship under the guidance and supervision of a superintendent with current, valid licensure.