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Superintendent Endorsement

The Superintendent Endorsement is a course of study that features courses delivered entirely online so as to better sync with your working schedule.  Candidates take all online courses together with their cohort. The participants also undergo an on-site internship in their local community 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 School Systems.

Important Deadlines

 

Course Sequence

(22 total credits)

Descriptions for the following classes can be found in the Superintendent Endorsement Area Course Sequence document.

Summer (June & July)
ED s593Orientation to the Superintendency1cr
ED s611Leading to Learn in a Digital Age of Change2cr
ED s642Educational Governance2cr
Fall
ED s644Educational Finance3cr
ED s691Educational Leadership Internship I3cr
Spring
ED s646District Operations3cr
ED s691Educational Leadership Internship II3cr
Summer (June)
ED s650Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation2cr
ED s647Community Building2cr
ED s698Superintendent Portfolio1cr

FAQs

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

Admissions Requirements

Please Note

Do not apply online via the online application. There is no application fee to apply for this endorsement area! Please see below for specific application instructions.

  • Complete a Request for Admission
  • Submit official bachelor's & master's degree transcripts. Please note: must have GPA of 3.0 or higher or Program Coordinator Approval. Transcripts from UAA, UAF, or UAS are not required to be submitted
  • Submit a Letter of Recommendation. The letter must be from the applicant's current district superintendent, assistant superintendent, or other central office administrator holding a superintendent's endorsement. The letter must include an acknowledgment that:
    • they (the administrator writing the letter) agree to act as a mentor during both fall and spring semester internship courses
    • they will meet with the intern a minimum of once per week to discuss district issues and their relationship to the internship, class assignments and activities
    • they will help provide the intern involvement opportunities that are related to district-wide activities for a minimum of 10 hours per week (150 hours per semester). This will require assistance in planning and monitoring internship class activities
  • Complete Internship Mentor Identification form
  • Submit Writing sample per these instructions
  • Document at least one year requiring a Type B certificate and four or more years of certified teaching experience (Type A: Initial or Professional). Each school district worked for must complete this Verification of Service form

Send all of these items to:

Alaska College of Education Student Services Assistant
11066 Auke Lake Way, HA 2
Juneau, AK 99801-8671

If you have any Endorsement Area-specific questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Mary Wegner.

Program Advisors

Mary Wegner, B.S., Ed.D., M.Ed.

Mary Wegner, B.S., Ed.D., M.Ed.

Superintendent & Ed Leadership Program Coordinator

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Delores Graver

Delores Graver

Program Assistant

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Elisabeth Genaux, B.A.

Elisabeth Genaux, B.A.

Student Services Assistant

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