Field-Based Superintendent Certification Program

The mission of WSU's Field-Based Superintendent's Certification Program is to prepare school district leaders to meet the leadership challenges to be faced by school superintendents in the twenty-first century.  The Field-Based Superintendent's Certification Program is specifically designed to engage and mentor current building principals and mid-level administrators in the development of the leadership and administrative skills needed to lead their organizations for the improvement of student learning.  The program is housed in the Department of Educational Leadership, Sports Studies and Educational/Counseling Psychology of the College of Education.

Program Description

The Field-Based Superintendent Certification Program is designed as a 2 year 18-credit program, with the internship occurring concurrently with coursework throughout its duration. Candidates meet once a month for 8 months each year at various locations throughout the state. Most seminars begin Friday afternoon and conclude Saturday afternoon; however, some seminars are held on other days to accommodate program requirements.