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Administration and Supervision Certificate
As an experienced educator with a desire to utilize your leadership skills, you’re ready to take your career to the next level – as a principal.
Our Administration and Supervision Certificate is a graduate program designed to prepare you for principal licensure in California. The curriculum was developed to align with national standards set by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and includes courses in school policy and law, human resource management, media relations and supervision of curriculum, instruction and assessment. A three-part principal practicum is an integral component of the program, too, providing you with real-world, field-based experience in the various aspects of school administration and supervision.
To qualify for admission into this certificate program, you must have previously earned a master’s degree and accrued at least three years of verifiable P-12 classroom teaching experience.
What you'll learn
Make an informed choice
We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen degree program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View this program's gainful employment disclosures.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
The curriculum of the Administration and Supervision Certificate consists of 31 credit hours. Admissions and program requirements vary by state. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for state and/or program specific information.
You can count on a full range of resources
Even if you’re enrolling in one of our many certificate programs, you’ll still enjoy the same broad array of services and resources as our degree students. Throughout your educational journey, your personal advisors are there for you – ensuring you’re in class and getting the most out of it. And Technical Support is available 24/7 (except major holidays) for any concerns or questions you might have about your Student Website.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
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An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
Learn from others’ experience
Our College of Education faculty members have advanced degrees and professional experience in P-12 education with a cumulative average of more than 16 years in the areas they teach. Those who teach initial, teacher-preparation and advanced teacher degree programs also hold current teaching credentials in their home state. Among our faculty are 61 department chairs, 430 principals and 1,800 teachers—all of whom are ready to share proven methods in the classroom to help you succeed in yours.
Keep current in technology skills that speak to today’s learners
College of Education students and faculty have access to our Technology Resource Library , providing access to lesson plans, tutorials and other resources for the latest teaching technologies. Gain deeper understanding of the tools needed to connect with today's technologically savvy students.
Try out new ideas as you learn.
Our innovative Virtual School is an online tool you can use to apply what you’re learning in class to a simulated environment for a deeper understanding of “what if?”
Demonstrate your mastery of curriculum, instruction and assessment
As a College of Education student, you'll get a subscription to the TaskStream® e-Portfolio system. This web-based system features state-specific standards, and allows you to develop, then showcase samples of your projects.
TaskStream is a registered trademark of TaskStream LLC.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
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A student-centered learning experience
Each course is led by an experienced faculty member in a collaborative team forum in which you and your classmates actively share information and directly apply new ideas to your professional experience.