Oct 24, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Instructional Leadership, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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This certificate is designed for education professionals who are seeking administrative certification in order to pursue leadership roles in their school system.

Changing to Degree Status

If a student wishes to change from a certificate only program to a degree program, he/she must submit a Change of Program Request Form.
A maximum of 18 credits from this post-baccalaureate certificate in instructional leadership may apply to the Instructional Leadership, M.Ed.  program.
Deadline: Students must submit a Change of Program Request Form to their program director before completing the requirements for the certificate.

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Program Completer Status and Certification

Candidates are recommended for Administrator I certification upon successful completion of the M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership. To achieve the Administrator II certification, candidates will take the Praxis II School Leaders Licensure Assessment # 6011. Candidates will need to achieve the minimum Maryland qualifying score of 165.  The Praxis II assessment includes two sections.  Section one contains 100 selected response questions.  Section two contains seven constructed-response questions.  Categories tested include:

  • Vision and goals
  • Teaching and learning
  • Managing organizational systems and safety
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Education system

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