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Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research

Director of Pupil Personnel

Certification (15 Semester Hours)

The endorsement for Director of Pupil Personnel may be recommended when the student has met the following conditions:

  • Completed (3) years full-time appropriate teaching experience or employment in a school setting
  • A Master's Degree from an accredited institution
  • A 3.2 GPA or above on all graduate work
  • Completion of the appropriate prerequisite courses Submit a copy of a current, valid teaching certificate Completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours of graduate credit including the master's degree. Within these total hours the student must complete the required professional courses as outlined in a planned program designed to provide the student with appropriate administrative competencies and courses required for certification

Prerequisite Courses:

  • EdFn 500 Research Methods
  • EdFn 576 Issues and Trends in Education
  • PSY 510 Advanced Ed. Psychology (Psy 511 was deleted on 5/9/2011)
  • EXED 516 The Exceptional Child: Perspectives & Issues

Three Hours from the following:

  • SEC 580 The Curriculum
  • ELED 503 Organization of the Elementary School Curriculum
  • MGE 571 The Middle School Curriculum
  • EdAd 683 Leading Teaching And Learning

Three Hours from the following*:

  • CNS 551 Classroom Guidance
  • CNS 660 Administration of Counseling Services

Required Courses for Level I:

  • EdAd 585 Fundamentals of School Administration
  • EdAd 583 Accounting for Pupil Personnel
  • EdAd 677 Legal Issues For Professional Educators

Required Courses for Level II:

  • EdAd 594 Seminar in Leadership: Aux. Programs
  • EdAd 682 School-Community Relations


For certification information, see: Teacher Certification

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 Last Modified 9/11/18