Admission Information: Doctor of Education (EdD) and Superintendent Certification (Three-Year Option)
A limited number of students are admitted to SPU's combined EdD and Superintendent Certification option each year. Applicants must have at least a master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The combined program requires 90 quarter credits to complete.
Applicants must submit the following items to the Graduate Center:
- Application and $50 application processing fee.
- Official transcripts documenting excellent undergraduate and graduate GPAs from an accredited institution where an academic degree was conferred. Include post-master's degree graduate coursework.
- Personal statement expressing your professional plans, goals, and focus of study, as well as a rationale for pursuing an EdD degree and Superintendent Certificate. No more than 500 words.
- GRE or MAT:
- GRE-revised test score taken within five years of application. Preferred minimum combined score of 1100 on old GRE test. On revised GRE, preferred minimum Verbal Reasoning – 151; Quantitative Reasoning – 149.
- MAT (Miller Analogies Test) — Scaled score of 400.
- Four recent letters of recommendation, including two academic and two professional recommendations.
- Résumé documenting a minimum of three years of successful experience at the P-12 level or other similar educational setting.
In addition to the requirements outlined above, applicants to the superintendent specialization must submit the following items to the Graduate Center:
- Copy of current Washington state teaching or ESA certificate, front and back.
- Copy of current Washington state administrator's certificate, if earned (e.g., principal or program administrator), front and back.
- Site Agreement form, available in the online application.
Following the submission of all of these items, your file will be reviewed by the core graduate faculty. You will be contacted regarding the status of your application, and to schedule an interview, within approximately two weeks.
All correspondence regarding the interview process will be carried out by email using the address you provide in the application. Please set your email filters accordingly.
Summer Session: May 15
Contact the Graduate Center at 800-601-0603 or email@example.com.
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