Graduate Certificate – Superintendent Online

Help shape the future of education. Gain a top-tier leadership perspective and specialized knowledge in this accelerated program that prepares you quickly for the Oklahoma superintendent certification exam.

Next Apply Date: 4/22/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/6/24
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Program Overview

Learn about the online superintendent graduate certificate

Prepare for the highest level of educational leadership when you complete your Graduate Certificate – Superintendent online from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Designed for educators with their master’s degree, principal certification and two years of school administrator experience, this certificate program will prepare you for the Oklahoma superintendent exam. Develop advanced expertise in school facility management, finance, resource allocation, educational technology and public-school law while learning from responsive faculty. You will also engage in a hands-on internship with a practicing superintendent to gain essential tools that will enable you to lead school districts to success.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Meet the requirements for and prepare to take the Oklahoma superintendent certification exam
  • Understand legal regulations as they relate to the administration of public schools and school districts
  • Address and manage facilities, finances, resource allocation, resource management and technology for the school district
  • Develop and steward a vision through collaboration, personal evaluation, growth and development while also establishing good working relationships with faculty, staff, students, parents and external stakeholders
  • Meet the requirements for and prepare to take the Oklahoma superintendent certification exam
  • Understand legal regulations as they relate to the administration of public schools and school districts
  • Address and manage facilities, finances, resource allocation, resource management and technology for the school district
  • Develop and steward a vision through collaboration, personal evaluation, growth and development while also establishing good working relationships with faculty, staff, students, parents and external stakeholders

When you complete this online superintendent certificate program, you will be prepared to take the Oklahoma superintendent exam which will enable you to pursue leadership roles, such as:

  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • K-12 School District Manager
  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • K-12 School District Manager

Other online education programs also available:

SE offers a variety of other programs in addition to the Superintendent Certificate online. Check out all our master of education online degree programs .

Total Tuition, Including Fees $4,200*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 15

Accreditation

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The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement.

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Tuition

Learn why our affordable tuition makes SE stand out

Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers its students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition that includes fees.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $4,200*
Per Credit Hour $280

Calendar

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At SOSU, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Spring II3/4/242/19/242/19/243/1/244/17/244/28/24
Summer I5/6/244/22/244/22/245/3/245/28/246/23/24
Summer II6/24/246/10/246/10/246/21/247/26/248/11/24
Fall I8/19/248/5/248/5/248/16/249/27/2410/6/24
Fall II10/14/249/30/249/30/2410/11/2411/12/2412/8/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 4/22/24
Class Starts 5/6/24

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Admissions

How to apply for your Graduate Certificate – Superintendent online

Southeastern Oklahoma State University's online programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

  • Online Application
  • Master's Degree
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA

If you have any special circumstances that need further clarification, please contact us at 844-515-9100.

Before applying, check to see if the program is offered to residents in your state.

To meet the admission requirements for the Graduate Certificate – Superintendent only, applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Principal certification
  • Minimum of two years of work experience as a campus administrator

International Application and Admissions Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Complete the application. There is a non-refundable $30 application fee.
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) from each college or university attended within the United States.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be course-by-course analyzed by a NACES (www.NACES.org) educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 or an IELTS Academic score of 6.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language from a country whose official language is English
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from an English speaking country

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: [email protected]

Courses

Enhance your educational leadership skillset with these courses

For the Graduate Certificate – Superintendent, you will complete a total of five courses equaling 15 credit hours, all of which are Superintendent Courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Sources of school finance, control of expenditures, and general principles of financial administration.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will be an overview of practical day to day responsibilities of a school superintendent.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Overview of auxiliary services for public school districts including: transportation, food service management, maintenance, custodial services, purchasing, and other related support services to the management of a school district.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An extension of public school law dealing with state and federal regulations, statutes, and cases most affecting the management of school boards and central office personnel.
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides the opportunities to candidates to demonstrate and apply knowledge abilities, and dispositions through hands-on experience for the prospective superintendent under the direct supervision of a practicing school superintendent or assistant superintendent.

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