Student Services Academy offers 6 courses for educators to meet requirements for the Administrator I certification in Maryland.
Upon completion of the following six requirements, students may submit transcript documentation to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to seek Maryland Administrator I certification.
Pre-approval by your certification office or District HR department is encouraged.
COMAR requires at least 12 credit hours of the total 18 credits required, to be taken at the same institution.
(We require that 4 of the 6 courses must be taken through us. The final course will be the Educational Administrative internship course.)
All courses are aligned to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) Standards that were developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers in collaboration with the National Policy Board for Educational Administration.
This course provides strategies for recruitment as well as retaining talented school personnel. How to affect the climate as well as shape the culture of the school is discussed. Staff and community involvement is examined.
This course engages in analyzing, developing and evaluating assessment tools for student success. Candidates will examine traditional and alternative forms of assessment as well as develop an assessment philosophy.
School leaders will examine how to be an agent of change as a result of realistic goal setting and successfully tracking school progress. Working effectively with others, overcoming resistance, and gaining acceptance of new ideas to improve the school community will be examined.
This course is a practical, user-friendly discussion of school legal issues that will apply to educators. Landmark cases are reviewed to increase the level of understanding. Student and educator rights and responsibilities are analyzed.
Students can pre-order and enroll in this course, but cannot access its content until November 1, 2021.
This course is designed to provide Educators with opportunities to incorporate administrative practices and leadership responsibilities within a K-12 school setting. The knowledge and skills described in the PSEL (Professional Standards for Educational Leadership and the NELP (National Educational Leadership Preparation program standards) will be utilized.