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Online Education Administraion Certification Degree Requirements

To help you enhance your career prospects, we offer a number of Administrative Certification and Endorsement programs. The programs range from 18-21 credit hours and can be completed in as few as six months. The curriculum and degree requirements for our education certifications and endorsements may be viewed by following the links below to bring up your desired planned program.

Graduate credit may be transferred from an accredited institution of higher learning and applied to a certification program provided such credit meets the appropriate graduate degree requirements of University of the Cumberlands.

Director of Pupil Personnel (Administrative P-12) – 30 Credit Hours Required

Level I: 18 hours – Certification Only

  • Introduction to Educational Administration
  • School Program Improvement
  • Human Resource Management
  • School System Administration
  • Characteristics, Identification, and Instruction of Students with Disabilities
  • Practicum: Director of Pupil Personnel

Level II: 12 hours

  • School Law I
  • Politics of School Community
  • Strategic Management in Education
  • School Law II

Director of Special Education - 30 Credit Hours Required

Level I: 18 hours Required – Certification Only

  • Introduction to Educational Administration
  • Human Resource Management & Supervision1
  • School Law I
  • Consultation and Collaboration for Curriculum Design
  • Advanced Assessment Strategies and Prescriptive Writing
  • Practicum: Director of Special Education*

Level II: 12 hours

  • Applied Research in Education**
  • Business Management in Public Schools
  • School and Community Relations
  • School Law II***

1Course requires Field/Clinical Experience Hours
*To be completed after all other courses
** Pre-requisite is Research Methods in Education
*** Pre-requisite is School Law I

Instructional Leadership: Principal (Administrative P-12) - 36 Credit Hours Required

Level I: 30 hours

  • Introduction to School Leadership1
  • The School Principal’s Role in Improving School Climate and Culture 1
  • School and Community Relations1
  • The School Principal’s Role in Curriculum Leadership1
  • The School Principal’s Role in Assessing Instructional Program & Monitoring Student Performance1
  • The School Principal’s Role in Creating Organizational Structures and Operations1
  • Human Resource Leadership1
  • Resource Allocation: Strategic Management and School Budgeting1
  • Research and Development: Capstone Project*
  • School Law I

1Course requires Field/Clinical Experience Hours

Level II: 6 hours Required - Certification Only

  • School/District Turnaround Project I
  • School/District Turnaround Project II

Education Specialist in School Counseling (Standard Certificate) - 30 Credit Hours Required

  • Introduction to Educational Administration
  • School and Community Relations
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Lifestyle and Career Development
  • Introduction to Addiction Counseling
  • Advanced Clinical Assessment
  • Children and Adolescent Counseling
  • Leadership, Advocacy, and Accountability in School Counseling
  • Counseling during Grief and Crisis
  • Counseling Theories and Techniques II

Superintendent (Administrative P-12) - 30 Credit Hours Required

Level I: 12 hours Required - Certification Only

  • Introduction to District Leadership
  • School Administration and Regulation
  • Instructional Leadership: School Superintendent
  • Professional Clinical Experience: Administrative Superintendent

Level II: 18 hours Required

  • School Program Improvement
  • Special Education and School Leadership
  • Diversity in a Multicultural Society
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Human Resource Management in Public Schools
  • Business Management in Public Schools

Supervisor of Instruction (Administrative P-12) - 30 Credit Hours Required

Level I: 18 hours – Certification Only

  • Introduction to Educational Administration
  • School Program Improvement
  • Human Resource Management and Supervision
  • School Law I
  • The Supervisor
  • Practicum: Supervisor of Instruction

Level II: 12 hours

  • Curriculum Management and Assessment
  • Problems in Education
  • The Politic of the School Community
  • Diversity in a Multicultural Society

For a full list of course offerings or more program specific information, visit our Academic Catalog page.