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Superintendent Certification

Additional Requirements for Superintendent Certification
EDAK 517Pub Sch Fin Fiscal Mgmt3
EDAK 518Adm Law & Personnel Adm3
EDAK 519The Sch Superintendency3
EDAK 535Edu Plan and Res Dev3
EDAK 536Inst Dev and Sch Imp3
EDAK 597Pract for the Superintendency3
Total Semester Credit Hours18

For more detailed information about the MEd in Educational Administration see the departmental website at http://www.tamuct.edu/departments/educationleadership/index.php

Certificate Courses

EDAK 517. Pub Sch Fin Fiscal Mgmt. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

A study of the principles of school finance, budgeting, and accounting procedures used in school districts. Special emphasis is placed on the development of a working knowledge of the history of school finance, current and emerging financial issues and litigation, budget development, and fiscal policy and accountability. Prerequisite(s): EDAK 518 and EDAK 536 or department chair approval.

EDAK 518. Adm Law & Personnel Adm. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

A comprehensive study of public school law as it relates to contractual and at-will personnel. Emphasis is placed on advertising, interviewing, selecting, and evaluating personnel. Special attention is given to Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines, Federal Right to Privacy Act, employee contracts, induction, and recordkeeping. Prerequisite(s): Superintendent Certificate Program admission or department chair approval.

EDAK 519. The Sch Superintendency. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

A detailed study of the roles and responsibilities of the chief school administrator. Emphasis is placed on the range of leadership skills that executive leadership utilize to work with the community, school board, professional staff, and students in development of a capacity-building culture and district vision. Prerequisite(s): EDAK 518 and EDAK 536 or department chair approval.

EDAK 535. Edu Plan and Res Dev. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

The study of strategic planning and the use of district’s major administrative systems and resources – transportation, distribution and food service systems, energy management, health services, security/risk management, and building and equipment needs and operations – to fulfill organizational goals. A sustainable leadership succession process is developed. Prerequisite(s): EDAK 517, EDAK 518, EDAK 519, EDAK 538 or approval of Department Chair.

EDAK 536. Inst Dev and Sch Imp. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

A study of research and state policy affecting instructional improvement on public school campuses. Special emphasis is placed on results-based accountability systems including curriculum planning and evaluation, professional development, student assessment, and data analysis utilized to develop and sustain a learning system that meets the needs of all students. Prerequisite(s): Superintendent Certificate Program admission or department chair approval.

EDAK 597. Pract for the Superintendency. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

Demonstration of competence in performance of professional duties through supervised activities in the culminating experience for the MEd/Principal Certificate Superintendent Certificate Program. Guided by superintendent mentors and university field supervisors, participants execute a custom action plan for professional growth and school district improvement based on state standards and leadership practices. For satisfactory completion of practicum requirements, the typically one-semester course may be repeated one time. Only 3 semester hours of practicum coursework can be used to satisfy certification plan requirements. Field experience fee $75. Prerequisite(s): EDAK 517, EDAK 518, EDAK 519, EDAK 538 or approval of the program coordinator.

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