The SUU Administrative Licensure Program offers two options based on an applicant's current level of education. All applicants must have a Utah Level II teaching license and three years of successful, full-time teaching experience.
Those who have a Masters Degree from an accredited institution, may apply for the Administrative Licensure Program. This option is 33 credit hours. (Required courses)
Those whose highest degree is a Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution, may apply for the Master of Education - Administrative Licensure Program. This choice consists of 42 credit hours. (Required courses)
Programs are delivered through distance learning. Classes are offered in a blended format of instruction through online and Ednet, which is interactive video conferencing. There are no cohort groups for these two programs.
To be considered for admission into either program, attending an orientation is required as part of the Admission Requirements. Admission Orientation Schedule, Instructions, Forms
For catalog course descriptions and to determine when classes are offered, please read: descriptions-updated. Education classes begin on page 28.
In addition to coursework, graduate students will be required to complete four internships which are three (3) credits each. Students will log a minimum of 450 hours during their internships under the supervision of their assigned SUU supervisor. Internships are taken after all coursework is completed. Internships are offered in fall and spring. Due to changes in policy only one internship may be taken at a time to ensure program quality and rigor. Students are responsible for communicating internship requirements to the appropriate administrator(s), and arranging the internships and coordinating the hours with the appropriate administrator/mentor, while following district and USOE guidelines.
The program limits students to six (6) credits of instruction in the fall and spring semesters and 12 credits during the summer semester. Each graduate student has up to six (6) years to complete the administrative licensure program.
Graduate students must earn a 3.25 GPA each semester and maintain an overall 3.25 GPA. If the overall GPA falls below 3.25, the student will be placed on probation. The probation must be cleared in the next semester in which the student enrolls for classes. Failure to do so will result in removal from the program. If the overall GPA falls below 3.0, the student will be removed from the program. A 'C' grade is not acceptable. If a student earns a 'C' in a course, the course must be retaken in the next semester in which the student enrolls in graduate course work.
To assist students in completing the requirements for either program option an Administrative Licensure Handbook/Syllabus is available. Our program is aligned with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards.
Current, graduate tuition information: http://suu.edu/ss/cashier/tuition.html
Financial aid assistance information is on the Financial Assistance page.
For more information on graduation and licensure procedures, contact Shelley Dahlin, Administrative Assistant, Graduate Studies in Education. firstname.lastname@example.org or (435) 586-7968