Michael Daugherty
Department Head
216 Peabody Hall
479-575-5119
Email:  mkd03@uark.edu

Ed Bengtson
Program Coordinator
106 Peabody Hall
479-575-5982
Email:  egbengts@uark.edu

Graduate Certificate Offered:
District-Level Administration (non-degree) (PSDL)

Prerequisites for Acceptance to the Graduate Certificate Program in District-Level Administration: Applicants must meet university requirements for admission to the Graduate School as non-degree-seeking, but certificate-seeking students, and must have a master’s degree. In addition, to receive the graduate certificate in district-level administration, applicants must have a valid teaching license and a valid building-level administration license.

Requirements for the District-Level Administration Certificate
EDLE 6023School Facilities Planning and Management (Odd years, Fa)3
EDLE 6053School-Community Relations (Even years, Sp)3
EDLE 6093School District Governance: The Superintendency (Even years, Fa)3
EDLE 6103School Finance (Odd years, Sp)3
EDLE 6173School Business Management (Odd years, Su)3
EDLE 674VInternship (Sp, Su, Fa)3
Total Hours18

If the certificate candidate is an experienced and practicing administrator at another administrative licensure level, the six required courses may be reduced by one course for a total of 15 hours past prerequisites. All certificate programs of study courses must be completed within five years before submission to the Arkansas Department of Education.