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Online Education Administration Certification

Our education administration certification programs are designed to accommodate educators who aspire to work in an administrative or content-specific role. The education administration certificate and endorsements provide practitioners with the knowledge, experience and dispositions needed to guide our schools and communities into the future.

Our online administrative certificate courses in education cover a number of administrative and content-specific roles, all leading toward additional certification and increased job potential. The education administration programs are offered in an online format to help working educators balance their busy lives and schedules. The courses are offered throughout the year in six eight-week terms with the opportunity to begin at any time.

Length of Study
This school administrator certification online program in education administration can be completed in as little as three eight-week terms. It is designed to provide convenience and flexibility, allowing you to study at a pace that meets your needs.

Certification Areas
Certification is provided for the state of Kentucky through the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). Out-of-state candidates, please contact your state’s certification office for reciprocity details.
View a list of states that accept certifications from Kentucky.

Director of Pupil Personnel
Director of Special Education
School Principal*
School Superintendent
Supervisor of Instruction
Teacher Leader Endorsement

To learn more about concentrations, click here

*Our School Principal Program is a 36-hour-program, and the 8-week courses require 2 face-to-face Saturday sessions and the 16-week courses require 3 Saturday sessions, with the balance of the coursework to be completed online. The location for courses requiring face-to-face meetings is scheduled by our Education Department, and will be conducted in a centralized location within the state of Kentucky for students in the class/classes.

Get started today and learn more about earning your school administration degree online. Call 855.791.7201 or fill out the short Student Information Form.

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General Information
Course Catalog Graduate Education Handbook

Program of Study
All of our certification and endorsement programs require completion of 18 credit hours for Level I certification, with exception of the Principal Certification, which requires 21 credit hours. All programs are delivered online, and a maximum of nine hours of credit may be transferred into the program.

Upcoming Term Dates
Jan 13, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
May 12, 2014
July 7, 2014

Credit hour $291
3 credit hour course $873
18 hour program $5,238
There is a $50 technology fee assessed each eight-week term that you are enrolled. Regardless of the number of courses you take per term it is a $50 flat fee.

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