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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)

  • ED 6964 Leadership Portfolio I (1 cr)
  • ED 6965 Leadership Portfolio II (1 cr)
  • ED 7001 School Finance and Policy (3 cr)
  • ED 7003 Educational Leadership and Critical Issues (4 cr)
  • ED 7004 School Law (3 cr)
  • ED 7005 Education Technology Leadership (3 cr)
  • ED 7006 Labor Relations (3 cr)
  • ED 7008 Achieving Educational Equity (3 cr)
  • ED 7009 Facilities, Planning and Risk Management, add Data-based Decision-making (3 cr)
  • ED 7011 Evaluating Effective Teaching and Curriculum (3 cr)
  • ED 7020 Exploring Assessment and Accountability: Controversies and Solutions (4 cr)
  • ED 7030 Culminating Leadership Plan (4 cr)
  • ED 7260 Applied Educational Research (4 cr)
  • ED 7510 Data-driven Leadership and Action Capstone (4 cr)
  • ED 7501, ED 7502, ED 7503 Internship: Superintendent I, II & III (3 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 *.

  • ED 6964 Leadership Portfolio I (1 cr)
  • ED 6965 Leadership Portfolio II (1 cr)
  • ED 7001 School Finance and Policy (3 cr)
  • ED 7004 School Law (3 cr)
  • ED 7006 Labor Relations (3 cr)
  • ED 7009 Facilities Planning and Risk Management and Data-based Decision-Making (3 cr)
  • ED 7011 Evaluating Effective Teaching and Curriculum (3 cr)
  • ED 7101 Practicum in School Finance and Policy (1 cr)
  • ED 7104 Practicum in School Law, ME, NH, and Federal (1 cr)
  • ED 7111 Practicum in Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness and Curriculum (1 cr)
  • ED 7501, ED 7502, ED 7503 Internships: Superintendent I, II, III (3 cr)
  • ED 8010 Seminar in Educational Research I (4 cr)* ED 8020 Seminar in Critical Issues in the Future of Education (4 cr)* OR if completed the CAGS through NEC can use ED 7003 Educational Leadership and Critical Issues (4 cr)
  • ED 8030 Seminar in Futuristic Organizational Theory (4 cr)*
  • ED 8040 Seminar in Educational Research II (4cr)*
  • ED 8050 Creation and Implementation of Educational Best Practices (4 cr)* ED 8060 Seminar I (2 cr)* OR if completed the CAGS through NEC can use ED 7510 Data-Driven Leadership and Action Capstone (4 cr)
  • ED 8065 Literature Review Seminar (2 cr)* OR if completed the CAGS through NEC can use ED 7260 Applied Educational Research (4 cr)
  • ED 8070 Seminar in Reforming Educational Practices (4 cr)* OR if completed the CAGS through NEC can use ED 7020 Exploring Assessment and Accountability (4 cr)
  • ED 8080 Seminar in Visionary Educational Leadership (4 cr)*
  • ED 8130 Seminar in Curriculum and Development for the Information Age (4 cr)*
  • ED 8155 Methods and Analysis Seminar (2 cr)*
  • ED 8150 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)