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Our fully online Superintendent Letter of Eligibility certificate program is for professional educators with at least six years of relevant professional experience in an educational setting related to the instructional process.

We designed this program for individuals who already hold a graduate degree in an education-related field and wish to enter into a leadership position as a superintendent or assistant superintendent in a K-12 district. 

Upon completion of this program, you are eligible for certification as an assistant superintendent or superintendent in the state of Pennsylvania. You will also need to pass the School Superintendent Assessment/SSA (6991) as required by the PA Department of Education.

Superintendent Program Student Julie Franczyk is the assistant superintendent at Chartiers Valley School District.

Pictured is Julie Franczyk. Submitted photo.

Courses & Topics

Our 18-credit, fully online program expands upon the Total Leader 2.0 Leadership Model as developed by Charles Schwan and William Spady.

The coursework in the Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for Act 45/PIL (PA Inspired Leadership) hours, thus enabling current educators to fulfill their professional development hour obligations while completing the certification program.

Courses in our superintendent letter of eligibility certification program include:

  • Art and Science of Authenticity
  • Art and Science of Visionary Leadership
  • Art and Science of Cultural/Relational Leadership
  • Art and Science of Systems and Service Leadership
  • Art and Science of Communication in Leadership

Successful completion of the School Superintendent Assessment/SSA (6021) is required for certification.

In order to receive certification at the end of the program, candidates must provide verification of the completion of a minimum of six years of professional experience in an instructional area (at least three of the six years should be at the administrative level). The candidate also must be recommended for certification by the Point Park University authorized certification officer.