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UNI to offer Advanced Studies Certificate in Superintendency Program

October 23, 2012

Betty Hogan, UNI Continuing & Distance Education, 319-273-3811 or

Janelle Finke, UNI Continuing & Distance Education, 319-273-7740 or 800-648-3864,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Educational Leadership & Postsecondary Education is accepting applications through Nov. 15 for the Advanced Studies Certificate in Superintendency Program. Twenty percent of students in the past two superintendency cohort groups secured jobs requiring a superintendent's license before the program was over. Scheduled to begin in spring 2013, the program can be completed from a distance in two years by participating in eight courses and extensive internship experiences.

Offered in conjunction with UNI's Continuing & Distance Education, the program is designed for individuals seeking endorsement in the state of Iowa as a superintendent. More than 30 percent of new superintendents hired in Iowa over the past two years are UNI graduates. This performance-based program is unique in that it minimizes student class time and maximizes skill development while working with a mentor.

Many courses include an online component, and summer sessions may include some classes on the UNI campus. The program is organized as a cohort, where students will study with the same group of adult learners. Through this program, students may also be able to apply for the doctoral program and apply the units of credit toward the doctoral degree. Graduates from the program have access to a network of professionals who can help in the critical first years as a superintendent.

For more information about the Advanced Studies Certificate in Superintendency Program and additional offerings available through UNI Continuing & Distance Education at UNI, visit or call 319-273-7740 or 800-648-3864.