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Supervisory Certificate in:

Curriculum and Instruction

The completion of a Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Certificate K-12 is now a hiring requirement in many local school districts; specifically when a district seeks to add district coordinators, supervisors, and department heads to its staff.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, one of KU's largest graduate programs in enrollment, is the degree that most closely aligns with the courses needed for the supervisory certificate. By carefully selecting courses, graduate students can earn both the M.Ed. and the Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Certificate simultaneously.

By earning this additional advanced certification, you the student, will reflect the College of Education's "Teacher as Lifelong Learner" model.

Course of Study

1. Required Foundations Courses (6 credits)

●      EDU 500 Methods of Research

●      SEU 544 Effective Secondary Education Seminar

2. Required Courses (18 credits)

●      EDU 523 Assessment:  Issues and  Concerns for Teachers

●      EDU 541 Supervision of Instruction

●      EDU 562 School Law

●      PSY 565 Theories of Learning

●      ELU 540 Seminar in Elementary Curriculum Development

●      SEU 567 The Curriculum of the Secondary School

3. Electives (3 credits)

●      COU 512 Guidance in the Secondary  School

●      COU 525 Guidance in the Elementary School

●      EDU 533 Social Interpretations of  Education

●      EDU 535 Major Philosophies of Education

●      EDU 568 Middle School Curriculum and Instruction

●      EDU 580 Independent Study Secondary Education

●      EDU 597 Change in Education

●      ELU 524 Learning Styles and Teaching Strategies in Elementary  Education

●      ENU 521 The English Curriculum

●      MAU 580 The Curriculum of Secondary Mathematics

●      SCU 521 Biology in the Secondary School

●      SSU 523 Social Studies Curriculum: Prospects and Problems

4. Required Capstone Course (3 credits)

●      EDU 590 Internship/Practicum in  Supervision

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Admission Requirements

1. Students may complete coursework toward the supervisory certificate upon  entering the graduate program, but they cannot complete the certificate until five years of successful teaching is documented within their area of certification.  This requirement will be verified by a chief school administrator's written verification on school letterhead.  The student must hold a valid teaching certificate.

2. A 3.0 undergraduate GPA is required for admission into the program.

3. Students must complete an approved internship program preparing the applicant for the broad area, district-wide K-12 supervisory functions specified by the endorsement of the certificate.

4. The PRAXIS Educational Leadership Administration and Supervision (0411) examination must be taken and passed as part of the successful completion of this program