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:

  1. Complete the master's degree in Transformational Educational Leadership (M.S.).
  2. Complete the 18-unit (6 courses) post-Master's Educational Administrator 1 Certificate (PBC).
  3. Complete the 30-unit, post-Master's Organizational Change Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS).
Requirements for Certification 1, 2
ILPD 603LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION3
ILPD 667CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT FOR INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT3
ILPD 716LEADERSHIP OF THE SCHOOLS3
ILPD 740EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION MAKING FOR CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION3
ILPD 781SEMINAR IN SUPERVISION3
ILPD 797INTERNSHIP IN INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP3
Total Units18

Online Options 

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.