UNI to offer Advanced Studies Certificate in Superintendency at a distance

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The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Advanced Studies Certificate in Superintendency program that begins in spring 2015. This two-year program is designed for individuals seeking endorsement in the state of Iowa as a superintendent or AEA administrator. This performance-based program is unique in that it minimizes student class time and maximizes on-site skill development while working with a lead mentor and mentors with special expertise. Students gain hands-on experience through an internship where work products and skills are developed.

“The program offers a wonderful opportunity for aspiring superintendents to learn from experienced leaders in a supportive cohort format. The content, delivery and program expectations are designed to provide in-depth, practical and engaging learning experiences that prepare students to be successful in a role that is becoming increasingly complex and demanding,” says program coordinator Denise Schares.

Courses in this program are offered Wednesday nights during the fall and spring semesters via interactive video conferencing. Summer sessions include a short on-campus experience. Courses are supported online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser.

The program uses a cohort model in which a group of students moves together through the course sequence. 
To learn more about this program and how to apply, visit distance.uni.edu/superintendency.

For information about additional offerings available through UNI Continuing and Distance Education, 
visit distance.uni.edu or call 319-273-5970 or 800-648-3864.