Administrator I Certification
Towson University offers six courses (18 units) that meet the Maryland Department of Education (MSDE) licensure requirements for Administrator I certification. This certification, in addition to a master's degree, is a requirement for supervisors, assistant principals and principals. The Administrator I certification is not a degree conferred by Towson University. However, completion of the required courses for the certification will result in a stamp statement printed on the student’s transcript. Students must apply to MSDE for certification.
Please note: In order to receive the Administrator I stamp, you must be enrolled in a degree program.
There are three ways to get the Administrator I Certification:
- Complete the master's degree in Transformational Educational Leadership (M.S.).
- Complete the 18-unit (6 courses) post-Master's Educational Administrator 1 Certificate (PBC).
- Complete the 30-unit, post-Master's Organizational Change Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS).
|Requirements for Certification 1, 2|
|ILPD 603||LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION||3|
|ILPD 667||CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT FOR INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT||3|
|ILPD 716||LEADERSHIP OF THE SCHOOLS||3|
|ILPD 740||EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION MAKING FOR CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION||3|
|ILPD 781||SEMINAR IN SUPERVISION||3|
|ILPD 797||INTERNSHIP IN INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP||3|
Courses that are approved for Administrator I Certification.
All incoming students must have a college transcript documenting successful completion of a 3-unit special education course (undergraduate or graduate).
The three Administrator I programs are available fully online.
Online courses for the Administrator I certification program are available only to residents of Maryland.
Off-Campus Cohort Programs
The Administrator I Certification programs are also available at off-campus locations through school system partnerships offered by the Towson Learning Network.