ERIC Number: ED400626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Am I Certifiable? Superintendents on the Move.
Pierson, Max E.
In 1991, the superintendency was characterized by a high turnover rate and a shortage of qualified applicants willing to take the job. In addition, no two states had exactly the same certification standards for superintendents. This paper presents findings of a national survey that examined superintendent-certification requirements by state. During spring 1990, letters of inquiry were sent to each of the 50 chief state school officers and to the District of Columbia. A total of 47 usable responses were received. The survey gathered data about each state's requirements for the superintendency: degree, number of hours, specific courses, teaching experience, administrative experience, and clinical field experience. State certification requirements are depicted in a table. Following an overview of guidelines for superintendent-certification requirements, the paper recommends the creation of some type of national clearinghouse to oversee the certification process, which uses a combination of guidelines advocated by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration. (Contains nine references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Organization on Legal Problems of Education (37th, Orlando, FL, November 22-24, 1991).