The Doctor of Education in Education Administration and Leadership with Superintendent Letter of Eligibility certification (Ed.D. + SLE) option is designed for individuals seeking their Superintendent Letter of Eligibility certification and doctorate. The program provides education administrators with the knowledge and applied skills required to manage a school district or other academic enterprise.
Dr. Silvia Braidic
Global Online (100% online delivery)
Classes are conducted online, with field experiences and internships taking place at the school district site.
Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Superintendent Letter of Eligibility certification program meets state educational requirements for certification as a superintendent. The program complies with Educational Leadership Constituent Council Standards (ELCC), and may be used to meet certification and professional development requirements in other states. The certification coursework for the superintendent letter has also been approved by the Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership Program (PIL).
|Core - Leadership and Research||12|
|EAL 701 Leadership I||3|
|EAL 702 Leadership II||3|
|EAL 703 Qualitative Research in Educational Leadership||3|
|EAL 704 Quantitative Research in Educational Leadership||3|
|SLE 701 Administration Theory, Organization, and Operation||3|
|SLE 704 Technology and Facilities Development||3|
|SLE 705 Curriculum/Instruction and Leadership/Supervision||3|
|SLE 707 Strategic Planning/Policy Analysis/Board Relations||3|
|SLE 708 Internship I||3|
|SLE 708 Internship II||3|
|SLE 720 District Leadership for Public Relations and Marketing||3|
|SLE 730 District Leadership for Legal Issues in Education||3|
|SLE 740 District Leadership for Finances||3|
|SLE 750 District Leadership for Human Resources||3|
|SLE 760 District Leadership Field Project - Fiscal Responsibility||3|
|EAL 705 Introduction to Capstone Research||3|
|EAL 706 Capstone 1 – Research Question/Review of Literature||3|
|EAL 707 Capstone 2 – Methods/Data Collection||3|
|EAL 708 Capstone 3 – Data Analysis/Results/Recommendations||3|
Completion of an approved certification program is one requirement for certification in Pennsylvania. In the certification process, the University informs the state that a student has completed the University's state-approved program. The state then reviews the student's credentials and determines eligibility for certification. We encourage all students to review the Pennsylvania Department of Education certification requirements before beginning Cal U's program. The endorsement for certification process must be initiated by the student once they have met all state requirements.
Students seeking certification in a state other than Pennsylvania must check their respective state Department of Education requirements and whether completing the superintendent letter of eligibility at Cal U will be accepted. Out-of-state students seeking Pennsylvania certification are required to notify the department of that intent in order to meet the Pennsylvania certification expectations.
Additional information related to Pennsylvania certification can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Education website: www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pennsylvania_department_of_education/7237.
Special Program Requirements
Although not required for admission, certification by the state of Pennsylvania requires a minimum of six years of professional certified service in the basic schools, three of which shall have been in supervisory/administrative position as defined by PDE. These three years must be completed before certification endorsement will be granted by the University.