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Superintendent PDE Letter of Eligibility, Post Graduate

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The Delaware Valley University Online Superintendent Letter of Eligibility Certification program prepares educational leaders for certification as Pennsylvania school superintendents. This Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) certification program includes twelve credits of coursework and is completed in one calendar year.

The 12-credit program is made up of three online academic classes and three one credit internship seminars in the candidate’s school district, and culminating portfolio and internship projects. PDE requires 360 hours of internship, which are supervised by the practicum instructor throughout the one-year program. The practicum meets six times over the year.

All classes are online, and internships take place in the student’s school district.  The courses are offered each semester. (fall-spring-summer). This format allows the candidate to focus on one academic class and the practicum each term.  The program is designed to be completed in one calendar year.

The mission of the Delaware Valley University Superintendent Letter of Eligibility Program is to prepare superintendents as strategic system leaders who effectively and ethically bring about continuous system improvements that result in increased student achievement.  Upon successful completion of this online superintendent preparation program, graduate learners will have completed the coursework required for certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

Students will experience an online program that gives busy professionals the opportunity to complete their coursework with much more flexibility than a traditional face-to-face program.

• Competitive tuition.

• Based on a transcript review, the program has twelve credits.• A cohort model with a group of educators that offers networking opportunities with other future school district leaders.

• Adjunct faculty members who are also educational practitioners. This provides a pragmatic link between theoretical applications and present-day instructional practices and regulations. DelVal’s Superintendent Letter of Eligibility adjunct faculty is comprised of superintendents and principals who present a realistic and firsthand view of theoretical models that are valid and applicable in today’s classrooms.

• Personal contact with a DelVal University practicum advisor throughout the internship process, meeting face-to-face and / or online on a regular basis.

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