Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership, Superintendent of Schools program at Andrews University is designed to prepare qualified candidates who wish to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to take on a superintendent role in their current or intended educational setting. This program may be completed entirely online, a format of delivery that may prove to be beneficial to working educators that may have demanding professional schedules.

This program is specifically intended for students who have completed either an undergraduate or graduate degree and who wish to meet NAD Educational Administration Certificate requirements. As this is a non-degree program, it requires fewer overall credits and can strengthen the resumes of those already holding degrees in a related or unrelated field. It may also serve as an entryway for individuals that wish to take some graduate level coursework before or instead of committing to a degree program in the subject. The credits earned through this program are able to be counted towards the Master of Educational Leadership program at Andrews.

In order to complete this program, candidates must earn a minimum of 18-24 hours of credit, a total that may be completed in about a one to two year period. As Andrews is a Christian institution, the instruction of this program is firmly grounded in a Christian perspective that promotes professional ethics, morality, and responsibility.

Of the credit requirement, five to seven hours come from work in the area of School Administration, three from School Law, three from Curriculum, four to five from Public Relations, and two to three each from Supervision, School Finance, and Personnel Administration.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Distance Education Accrediting Commission,

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    The School of Education is NCATE accredited

    Requirements

    Applicants must have a four-year degree from an accredited United States institution, or its equivalent from an institution outside the U.S., with a minimum overall 2.6 GPA on all undergraduate work

    School Overview

    From the very start, back in 1874, Andrews University has placed serious scholarship, quality research and a strong focus on practical Christianity first on the list of things they think are important about attendance at a Christian university. Mr. Goodloe Bell, a teacher, started a tiny school with only 12 students in Battle Creek, Michigan. This was the birth of what is now known as Andrews University, later named after John Nevins Andrews (1829–1883), the biggest thinker in the 19th-century Seventh-day Adventist Church. Today, Andrews is the best-known Adventist educational institution in the world.

    Andrews boasts about 130 academic options to choose from, quality professors who care about your success, and lots of resources to keep students on track. They provide hands-on learning experiences, opportunities to learn inside and outside the classroom, and personal attention from faculty as a result of our small class-size and low student-faculty ratio.

    The School of Distance Education extends access to Adventist education beyond campus, community and national boundaries. We support our faculty and students around the world by promoting best practices in distance education and international partnerships, and by creating a virtual community designed to nurture learning. The School of Distance Education serves Andrews University by providing leadership, faculty and student support, and professional resources in the following areas: educational technology, distance education, compliance and off-campus programs.

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