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Educational Leadership

Superintendency Licensure Program


Admission Requirements

The candidate to the licensure program must have
• a master’s degree or equivalent in a related field from a regionally accredited institution
• a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 (4.0 scale) overall
• official transcripts of all University work
• an autobiographical data form
• three letters of recommendation attesting to leadership qualities and scholarship potential
• evidence of four years teaching experience

Graduation Requirements

Requirements for licensure include a minimum of 24 hours. The applicant may transfer up to twelve hours of comparable graduate administration courses taken within five years of program admittance at a regionally accredited institution. The culminating experience is the candidate’s portfolio presentation to program faculty and an outside administrator or practitioner.
*Candidates must upload major assessments into Chalk & Wire electronic portfolio

Degree Plan/Program of Study
The program of study includes the following courses that constitute the standards associated with the body of knowledge and the application of appropriate skills and dispositions to be a success- ful superintendent. These courses are not taken in any sequential order; however, there is a logical sequence that may be beneficial to a candidate’s successful progression through the program. Can- didates will be advised by the doctoral coordinator as to the typical sequence of courses, or best individualized progression.

Required EDAS Coursework (24 hours)

____EDAS 7302 School Finance and Human Resource Allocation 3
____EDAS 8303 Advanced Seminar in School Law & Ethics 3
____EDAS 8311 The Superintendency 3
____EDAS 8312 School Business Management/Facilities 3
____EDAS 8313 School and Community Relations 3
____EDAS 8317 Politics and Policy Analysis 3
____EDAS 8380 Administrative Internship in the Central Office 3
____EDAS 8380 Administrative Internship in the Central Office3
Co-requisite: Exceptional Child Course: SPED 7301 Foundations of Special Education, OR an equivalent

Arkansas Superintendent Licensure

The School Superintendent Assessment (SSA) must be taken by all candidates seeking superin- tendent licensure for school district director or supervisor. The exam must be taken during the last semester of the program of study and must attain a passing score to apply for the Superin- tendent license. A candidate not meeting this score has up to three years from the date of program completion to obtain the required score. The candidate must have completed four years of teaching to qualify for initial license.

Updated 9.1.2009