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Educational Leadership Superintendent Endorsement

The Superintendent Endorsement is a course of study that features e-Learning classes synced to fit your working schedule.  All candidates take every class together with their cohort. The participants also undergo an on work site internship that spans the year.

This endorsement area was designed by a team of superintendents and leaders from across the state.  It focuses on understanding the uniqueness of Alaskan Systems. 

We plan to offer a one year course of study (pilot) beginning with Summer 2016.

Please note that this endorsement area is available for candidates residing in Alaska only.

Course Sequence

(23 total credits)

ED s593Orientation to the Superintendency1cr
ED s611Leading to Learn in a Digital Age of Change3cr
ED s642Educational Governance2cr
ED s644Educational Finance3cr
ED s691Educational Leadership Inernship I3cr
ED s646District Operations3cr
ED s691Educational Leadership Internship3cr
ED s650Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation2cr
ED s647Community Building2cr
ED s698Superintendent Portfolio1cr


  • Martin Laster
  • Associate Professor of Education
  • Phone: 796-6087

  • Delores Graver
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: 796-6424

Do not apply online via UAOnline,  there is no application fee to apply for this Endorsement area! Please see below for specific application instructions.  

Admission Requirements:

1.  Admission Checklist

2.  Request for Admission

3.  Official Bachelor's & Master's Degree Transcripts

  • Must have GPA of 3.0 or higher or Program Coordinator Approval 
  • Transcripts from UAA, UAF, or UAS are not required to be submitted

4.  Letter of Recommendation

  • Letter must be from the School Board or current Superintendent of the School District where the Internship will occur. 

5.  Statement of Professional Goals and Objectives. This is a 2-3 page typewritten and double spaced formal paper containing:

  • The candidate's educational and professional experiences, and
  • An outline of the professional goals and objectives to be achieved through the Superintedent Endorsement Area. 

     Please see the Writing Sample Guidelines

6.  Verification of Service FormCandidate must provide:

  • one year Type B experience and four years of certified teaching experience (Initial, Professional, or Type A), or
  • at least five years of verified public school experience with at least one year requiring a Type B Certificate

Please send all admission documents via email to the School of Education Student Services Assistant.

Or mail to:

Student Services Assistant

UAS, School of Education

11066 Auke Lake Way, HA 2

Juneau, Alaska 99801

If you have any Endorsement Area specific questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Martin Laster, Coordinator for the Superintendent Endorsement Area.  



All education programs through the School of Education at University of Alaska Southeast are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, a performance-based teacher accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education recognized by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


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