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ERIC Number: ED472168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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The Status of Supervisory Certification in the 50 States: Trends and Projections.
Hazi, Helen M.
This study was conducted to investigate whether state departments of education still issue a certificate for the role of school supervisor, and, if so, to determine the nature of those certificates. The research will be useful in the debate about whether instructional supervisors should be eliminated. The primary sources of data were the certification regulations for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Most states (n=44) still issued certifications that cover supervisors. Six states had only one generic, all-administrator certificate, and Michigan did not certify administrators. The word "supervisor" was found in the title of the certificate in 30 states. Findings from the study support the continuation of the role of supervisor, as there has been a slight increase in the number of states issuing supervisory certificates since a previous study in 1985. There had been a marked increase in the number of states issuing more than one supervisory certificate (from 2 to 33) in that period. (Contains a chart and 17 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 1-5, 2002).