Administrator I Certification

Towson University offers course work that meets 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 two ways to get the Administrator I Certification:

  1. Complete the master's degree in Human Resource Development - Educational Leadership Track to receive the Administrator I certification stamp statement on your transcript.
  2. Complete the 30-unit Organizational Change Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) to receive the Administrator I certification stamp statement on your transcript.
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 Organizational Change Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) is available online. 

Online courses for the Administrator I certification program are available only to residents of Maryland.

Off-Campus Cohort Programs

The Administrator I Certification is also available at off-campus locations through school system partnerships offered by the Towson Learning Network.

Faculty

Courses are taught by experienced faculty, many of whom have strong research agendas in education, professional development, assessment and leadership. Many still work in the field, sharing their leadership experiences with students. Our faculty members are superb advisers and mentors who help each student develop an individualized professional career plan.