Administrator I Certification
Towson University offers three programs 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. Completion of the programs listed below will result in a statement printed on the student’s transcript to indicate successful completion of a Maryland Approved Program for Administrator I certification. Students must apply directly to MSDE for the certification.
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 I Certificate (PBC).
- Complete the 30-unit, post-Master's Organizational Change Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS).
|Requirements for Certification 1
|LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION
|CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT FOR INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
|LEADERSHIP OF THE SCHOOLS
|EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION MAKING FOR CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
|SEMINAR IN SUPERVISION
|INTERNSHIP IN INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP
All incoming students must have a college transcript documenting successful completion of a 3-unit special education course (undergraduate or graduate).
The department offers a fully asynchronous online option for all three programs that meet the Administrator I certification requirements. Courses for Administrator I certification are available only to educators at schools or educational settings in the State of Maryland.
Off-Campus Cohort Programs
Programs that meet the Administrator I certification requirements are also available at off-campus locations through school system partnerships offered by the Towson Learning Network.
Towson University Main Campus Program
Programs that meet the Administrator I certification requirements are also available at TU's main campus