Specialization in Educational Administration & Supervision, 6-year
Certificate, Superintendent
Endorsement  Degree: Endorsement Program Type: Blended Interest: Educational Administration

Designed for students seeking an endorsement as a P-12 superintendent.

Students in this program enroll in courses with master's and doctoral students. They work with an adviser on the development of a program of study leading to the certificate.

This is a blended program. Although most of the coursework is online, you are required to attend on-campus seminars during the 1st and 2nd summer terms of enrollment. The endorsement can also be completed within the curriculum of an Ed.D. degree.

Who Should Consider This Degree

  • Principals wishing to move to district-level administration
  • Doctoral (Ed.D.) students interested in P-12 administration at the district level

Ranked Among The Best

U.S. News and World Report Rankings2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings place this program 14th on the list of "Best Online Graduate Education Programs."


Tuition & Fees For Educational Administration 6-year Certificate

Graduate: Application & Admission

Program & Courses

Minimum Requirements:

 Additional Requirements:

  • The requirement is 30 credit hours beyond the M.Ed. Although most coursework is online, you are required to attend on-campus seminars during the first and second summer terms of enrollment.
  • You will be enrolling in program courses with master’s and doctoral students.
  • You will be assigned an adviser and file a program of study leading to the certificate.

Doctoral Degree Program Requirements:

If you complete the certificate and apply for and are admitted to a UNL doctoral degree program you may request credit hours completed from the certificate program be accepted into a graduate program of study. Acceptance as part of your doctoral program of credits earned in the certificate program requires Office of Graduate Studies and supervisory committee approval and is not guaranteed.

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Transfer Credits

Each degree program within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.

The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.

If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major. In most instances, you will be requested to submit the respective course syllabus.

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Career Services

If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.

After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.


Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.

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