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Supervisor of Curriculum

  • District Wide Supervisory Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction Virtual Information Session

    We invite you to join us for a virtual information session to learn more about Gannon University's online District Wide Supervisory Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction program. We invite you to join us by video or phone. Registration is required and a link will be sent via email before the session.

  • Program Overview

    A Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction is a district-wide specialist who works across all grade levels of a school entity and is responsible for performing the following duties: 

    • supervising instruction and evaluating staff as designated by the school superintendent
    • designing and developing curriculum, learning materials and innovative educational programs
    • overseeing the piloting of instructional programs
    • directing and conducting basic or applied educational research

    What Makes Us Different

    • The District-Wide Supervisory Certificate is completed online.
    • The certificate can be completed in as few as 9 credits based upon transcript review.
    • The program includes an on-site 360-hour district-wide supervisor of curriculum and instruction capstone internship.
    • Tuition of $550/credit (with no additional fees) for 2020-2021 academic year.

    You Will Study

    GEDU 616  School and Community Relations

    This course views the school as a dynamic cultural entity.  The graduate learner is required to assess the school's interdependence on the community and its many stakeholders, the importance of a sound public relations program for the school, and the need to communicate with and understand the community.

    GEDU 617  Administration of School Personnel

    This course studies dimensions in school personnel administration and includes the principles of recruitment, selection and practices essential to a functional integration of the individual into the school system.

    GEDU 713  Curriculum and Instruction Supervisory Certificate Internship

    This course is designed to be the capstone experience of the Curriculum and Instruction Supervisory Certification program.  The course provides experiences designed to develop and enhance the overall effectiveness of the supervisor candidate's competencies.  The internship is designed as an integrating experience and an opportunity for the graduate learner to practice those skills and competencies learned in the classroom setting and to learn certain skills best taught in a school environment.  It consists of planned experiences and emphasizes direct involvement in the administration of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at sites mutually acceptable to the candidate and the program director.

    GEDU 720  Quality Teaching, Continuous Learning and Professional Accountability

    This course focuses on the role of the principal as the instructional leader, along with collaborative efforts by the instructional staff, in bringing about quality teaching, continuous learning and professional accountability.  By the end of the course, candidates will understand the school personnel policies and procedures that provide the organizational boundaries for accountability and the importance of school and community relations in an effective instructional program.

    GEDU 722  School Financial Management

    This course examines the legal and other factors governing financial policies and practices in public schools, sources of revenue, budgeting, disbursement of funds, school plant, records and insurance.  It emphasizes knowledge and understanding of the major tasks and methods involved in meeting financial responsibilities in the school and the educational system.

    GEDU 725  Principal Introductory Internship

    This is a 35-hour internship integrated into GEDU 720.

    GEDU 726  Financial Development Internship

    This is a 35-hour internship integrated into GEDU 722.

    Steps to Certification

    • Be able to provide evidence of five years of professional school experience in an instructional area.
    • Successfully complete all required Gannon University coursework in the District-Wide Supervisory Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction Certification Program.
    • Pass the required PRAXIS exam
    • Apply for certification.
    • Gannon will then recommend candidates for certification, and PDE will make the decision to approve and issue certification.

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    Student Success

    Gannon's Online Engagement Coordinator facilitates our online new student orientations, implements strategies to ensure that online students are active in their online courses, and provides general online student support through a variety of high-touch methods to engage students and support student retention efforts. Gannon online students can reach out with general questions about online learning or how to remotely access Gannon's comprehensive student services.