Educational Administration & Supervision, Six-Year Certificate
Certificate of Specialization in Educational Administration and Supervision
Why Pursue This Program
The blended Educational Administration and Supervision, Superintendent Endorsement, Six-Year Certificate is designed to meet the requirements for a Nebraska Professional Administrative and Supervisory Certificate, with a certificate endorsement of superintendent.
Individuals who should consider this degree:
- Principals wishing to move to district-level administration.
- Doctoral (Ed.D) students interested in P-12 administration at the district level.
Note: In this blended program, most of the coursework can be completed online; however, students are required to attend on-campus seminars during the summer terms of enrollment. The endorsement can also be completed within the curriculum of an Ed.D. degree.
Credits from other accredited institutions can sometimes often be easily transferred to complete the program. If you already have a master’s degree, a teaching certificate, and two years of teaching experience, you may elect to enroll in just the principal endorsement.
Career Outlook: Educational administrators oversee student services, academics and curriculum in schools and colleges. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for Elementary, Middle and High School Principals is growing at 8%, which is about as fast as average. Principals coordinate curriculums, oversee teachers and provide a safe environment for students.
More about the Department of Educational Administration:
The Department of Educational Administration has been a part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln since 1913. The faculty and staff are committed to preparing individuals to serve and lead educational organizations in the challenges facing 21st-century teaching and learning. Distance education is an essential part of the academic programs of the department, with a majority of the classes now available online. The department is constantly working to improve its efforts, both in terms of the developmental needs of students and in the quality of their academic work.
What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.