2021-2022 Catalog Updates

Executive Leadership: Superintendent Certification

City University of Seattle's Superintendent Certification Program prepares visionary leaders who are committed to social justice and the academic and personal achievement of all children and youth. Candidates may complete their certification while continuing full-time employment.

Out-of-state applicants should consult their state department of education for transferability of course work and/or certificate as Washington has reciprocity agreements with some other states. Certificates include a City University of Seattle Graduate Certificate and, likely, a Washington state residency certificate for principal and/or program administrator.

Admission Requirements

In addition to City University of Seattle's general graduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, students in this program must also meet the requirements listed below:

1. A master degree or higher with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

2. A hard copy front and back of a valid state license of certification in one or more of the following areas:

  • Educational Staff Associate.
  • Teaching.
  • Program Administrator.
  • Principal.
  • Other License or certification from another state or licensing association.

3. Possess three to five (3-5) years of successful experience as an administrator (school, business, government, military, or other profession).

4.Provide three (3) references with name, position/title, school/ district/organization, email address and daytime phone numbers for the following:

  • Current supervisor.
  • District or executive level administrator.
  • Personal reference.

5. Provide responses to the 9 questions listed on the & Educational Leadership Program: Executive Leadership Writing Assessment form.

Total Required Credits (30 Credits)

Block 1 - Visionary and Strategic Leadership (7 Credits)

EDLD 649Executive Academy in Visionary Leadership and Educational Reform

5

 

EDLD 670Entry and Pre-Assessment Seminar

2

(or)

EDLD 680Pre-Internship Assessment and Assessment Seminar

2

Block 2 - Instructional Leadership (6 Credits)

EDLD 641Reflective Seminar I

1

EDLD 681Internship I

2

EDLD 652Advanced Seminar in Supervision and Instructional Leadership

3

Advanced Seminar in Supervision and Instructional Leadership (or)

EDLD 671Practicum I

1

(and)

EDLD 672Practicum II

1

(and)

EDLD 673Practicum III

1

Block 3 - Organizational Leadership (6 Credits)

EDLD 642Reflective Seminar II

1

EDLD 654Organizational Leadership and Resource Management

3

EDLD 682Internship II

2

Block 4 - Political and Community Leadership (6 Credits)

EDLD 643Reflective Seminar III

1

EDLD 656Policy, Governance and Community

3

EDLD 683Internship III

2

Block 5 - 21st Century Educational Leadership (5 Credits)

EDLD 659Executive Academy in Transformational Leadership

4

 

EDLD 674Culminating Seminar

1

(or)

EDLD 684Culminating Seminar and Portfolio Presentation

1