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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
(46 credits)

  • Educational Leadership and Critical Issues (4 cr)
  • Exploring Assessment and Accountability: Controversies and Solutions (4 cr)
  • Culminating Leadership Plan (4 cr)
  • Applied Educational Research (4 cr)
  • Data-driven Leadership and Action Capstone (4 cr)
  • School Finance and Policy (3 cr)
  • Education Technology Leadership (3 cr)
  • Labor Relations (3 cr)
  • Facilities, Planning and Management, add Data-based Decision-making (3 cr)
  • Achieving Educational Equity (3 cr)
  • School Law (3 cr)
  • Evaluating Effective Teaching and Curriculum (3 cr)
  • Internship: Superintendent I, II & III (3 cr)
  • Leadership Portfolio I (1 cr)
  • Leadership Portfolio II (1 cr)

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.

Courses for the EdD: School Superintendent (55 credits)

Many of the courses in our EdD program count towards Superintendent Certification. Below is the list of courses for students in the EdD program who want to obtain Superintendent Certification. EdD courses are noted with an *.

  • Leadership Portfolio I (1 cr)
  • Leadership Portfolio II (1 cr)
  • School Finance and Policy (3 cr)
  • School Law (3 cr)
  • Facilities Planning and Management and Data-based Decision-Making (3 cr)
  • Evaluating Effective Teaching and Curriculum (3 cr)
  • Labor Relations (3 cr)
  • Seminar in Educational Research I (4 cr)*
  • Seminar in Critical Issues in the Future of Education (4 cr)*
  • Seminar in Futuristic Organizational Theory (4 cr)*
  • Internships: Superintendent I, II, III (3 cr)
  • Seminar in Educational Research II (4cr)*
  • Creating and Implementing Best Educational Practices (4 cr)*
  • Literature Review Seminar (2 cr)*
  • Dissertation Seminar I (2 cr)*
  • Seminar in Reforming Educational Practices (4 cr)*
  • Seminar in Visionary Educational Leadership (4 cr)*
  • Seminar in Curriculum and Development for the Information Age (4 cr)*
  • Methods and Analysis Seminar (2 cr)*
  • Comprehensive Project (2 cr)*
  • Approval of the Research Proposal and IRB* (while not a class, this is an EdD program requirement)
  • Approval of the Dissertation (while not a class, this is an EdD program requirement)