Certificate for Intermediate Administration and Supervision (Endorsement #092)
Definition of the 092 Certificate
The Certificate for Intermediate Administration and Supervision is offered to candidates who have fulfilled the requirements of a planned program leading to administrative positions in a school district up to and including Assistant Superintendent. These positions include roles such as Department Chair, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. To receive the endorsement, all Candidates must complete a planned program approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and receive a grade of Pass on the 4-module Connecticut Administrator’s Test (CAT).
WestConn’s state approved program is offered in collaboration with Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) and is ONLY available for Graduate Students enrolled in WestConn’s EdD in Instructional Leadership program. Please note that the terms Certificate for Intermediate Administration and Supervision and 092 Certificate shall be used interchangeably.
The planned program for this certificate is a total of 22 semester hours. The recommending institution, WestConn, will offer 16 of these credits. The remaining 6 credits will be offered through Central Connecticut State University. A minimum of 60 hours is required for the Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership Degree, including the requirements for a dissertation. Highlighted courses in the following table are required for the Certificate in Intermediate Administration or Supervision (092).
Courses in the Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership Program and Courses Meeting the Requirements of the 092 Certificate
Core Courses in Leadership Theory and Foundations
Area of Specialization
Inquiry Strategies and Dissertation Sequence
|ED800: Foundations of Instructional Leadership||ED820: Topics in Curriculum and Instruction||ED860: Quantitative Methods Applied to Educational Research|
|ED801: Group Leadership, Group Processes, and Team Building in Education||ED821: Leadership Assessment and Development||ED861: Qualitative Methods Applied to Educational Research|
|ED802: Emerging Instructional Technologies||ED822: Talent Development Across the Curriculum||ED865: Introduction to Educational Research Designs|
|ED803: National Standards Current Practices, and Policies in Education (Summer Institute)||ED823: Models of Creative Thinking||ED881: Dissertation Seminar 1|
|ED804: Learning, Cognition, and Teaching||ED824: Diversity Issues in Schools||ED882: Dissertation Seminar 2|
|ED805: Research and Evaluation in Education||ED825: Curriculum Development Using Community Resources||ED883: Dissertation Seminar 3|
|ED884: Dissertation Seminar 4|
|ED885: Dissertation Seminar 5|
|18 SH||18 SH||24 SH|
Four additional courses are needed to meet the CSDE requirements for the certificate for a total of 10 Semester Hours. Two of these courses will be offered by faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University (6 SH) and two courses will be offered by the Department of Education and Educational Psychology at WestConn (4 SH). These courses would be taught at the WestConn campus in either Danbury or Waterbury. The following additional courses are offered by CCSU or WestConn for the certification program.
Additional Courses Needed for the Certification for the Intermediate Administration or Supervision Offered by CCSU and WestConn
|CCSU||EDL618: Understanding the Political and Ethical Environment of School Leadership (3 SH)||Every other Summer (2007, 2009, etc.)|
|CCSU||EDL656: Leadership and Supervision in Teaching and Learning (3 SH)||Every other Summer (2007, 2009, etc.)|
|WestConn||ED660: Internship (2 SH)||Fall 2007/Spring 2008; Fall 2009/Spring 2010; etc.|
|WestConn||ED665: Internship Seminar (2 SH)||Fall 2007/Spring 2008; Fall 2009/Spring 2010; etc.|
The following three requirements were set forth by the CSDE for admission to a program for a Certificate for Intermediate Administration and Supervision. These criteria must be met by all applicants:
- Hold a Master’s degree in education or a related field from an accredited institution.
- Evidence of five years of full-time educational experience in a PK-12 setting.
- Completion of at least 36 semester hours of a special education course.
For WestConn’s program, the entrance materials will include three additional types of information:
- Two recommendations, using a form with specific criteria and questions developed in conjunction with faculty at WCSU, CCSU and local administrators. One recommendation must be completed by the candidate’s district superintendent or someone at the executive level of the school district (Central Office), and the second should be submitted by a supervisor of the applicant.
- An Application and Leadership Mini-Portfolio must be completed by each applicant and assessed using a scoring rubric. This rubric incorporates knowledge, skills, and dispositions targeted throughout the program and on the Employer Survey.
- An interview including an accompanying 4-point rating of target criteria will be completed by all interviewers.
An Admissions Committee will minimally consist of the Program Coordinator, at least one other faculty member from the EdD Program, and a present or former local school administrator. All candidate materials will be reviewed by the admissions committee before entry to the program will be granted.
- After students are admitted to the EdD in Instructional Leadership Program, they will complete the first course in the EdD and 092 program, ED800: Foundations of Instructional Leadership. Students will then declare their interest in pursuing the 092 certificate.
- Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of Pre-practica experiences through their coursework.
- Students will complete two additional courses in the EdD program (ED804: Learning, Cognition, and Teaching, and ED820: Topics in Curriculum and Instruction). At this time, they will confirm a commitment to the 092 certificate program.
- After the fourth course is completed, ED805: Research and Evaluation in Education, applicants will submit two recommendations, a mini-portfolio, and the name and title of a mentor to the 092 Program Admissions Committee.
All applicants will be interviewed and notified of acceptance, prior to an orientation meeting in May and the beginning of the summer courses offered by CCSU faculty.
Prepared by: Dr. Marcia A. B. Delcourt, Coordinator, Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership