Certification for Education Supervisors

An education supervisor professional certificate program can prepare you for state licensure or certification in curriculum and instruction. Read on to find out more about these programs, what you'll learn and certification options. Schools offering College Administration & Leadership degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Certification Programs Are There for Education Supervisors?

While your state issues certification to work as an education supervisor, you can find professional graduate programs that award certificates. To enroll, you typically must have a master's degree, a state teaching certificate or license, work experience and letters of recommendation. Many education supervisor certificate programs focus on curriculum development, but pupil and personnel services and special education programs also are available. Education supervisor certificate programs can prepare you to meet your state's requirements for licensure or certification in curriculum and instruction.

ProgramsTypically require a master's degree and teaching certification; programs typically focus on curriculum development
CourseworkCourses in curriculum development, leadership, and analysis of teaching methods are common
Online OptionsOnline programs are not common, but are available. Online programs require the use of the internet and web tools for class communication
LicensureRequirements vary but typically include a master's degree and teaching experience

What Will I Learn?

Education supervisor certificate programs can teach you about curriculum development and leadership in an educational setting. You might learn about the theories and goals of curriculum development and design. You also may be able to choose courses that focus on elementary or secondary school curricula or that cover certain subjects, such as health, math or science.

Leadership courses in an educational supervisor certificate program can teach you to oversee and plan educational programs. You might learn to analyze teaching methods, develop programs and work with personnel. Communication and organizational leadership methods also may be covered. Additionally, you might be able to take elective courses that discuss the supervision of reading, music or special education programs.

Can I Earn My Certificate Online?

Online education supervisor certificate programs aren't common, but there are some options, including special education supervisor programs. If you choose an online education supervisor program, you'll likely be able to access your coursework at any time, but you'll have to adhere to your school's schedule. In an online program, you'll typically access course materials through a web-based classroom platform. In most cases, you'll still have to buy books, though.

How Do I Get Certification?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), instructional coordinators - those who help develop curriculum and train teachers - need to be licensed or certified in all states if they want to work in public schools (www.bls.gov). Some states require a teaching license, while others require an administrator's license. A master's degree and experience typically are required. You might need to take continuing education courses to maintain your licensure or certification.

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