May 23, 2024  
2018-19 NSU Graduate Catalog 
2018-19 NSU Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

School Administration Certificate

OSRHE Program Code: 003
CIP Code: 130401

Certificate Code: 3040


Speciality Accreditation

NSU’s educator preparation programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP),, (1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036-1023, 202-223-0077), and the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (840 Research Parkway, Suite 455, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, 405-522-5399),

Credential Requirements

All candidates seeking certification need to take the state certification test for school administration at the completion of the program. There are fees associated with certification testing which is administered by an outside agency under contract with the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability. NSU’s Education Certification office can assist with information regarding university recommendation for certification.  If seeking certification in any state other than Oklahoma, it is recommended that individuals contact the appropriate State Department for guidelines so they can be built into the program.

Recommended steps for completing certification:

  1. Evidence of Master’s degree: Transcript from issuing educational institution
  2. Evidence of relevant work experience: Company letter or job description, if applicable
  3. Evidence of passing certification tests: Official Certification Test Results

Certification program must be completed within a timeframe of three (3) years. Failure to complete the program within the three-year timeframe forfeits student’s right for renewal of alternative administrative certificate.

Principal Certification (3060)

Certification Only - Principal

The student must satisfy the following additional requirements to be recommended by NSU for a certificate in School Administration for Principal by the State of Oklahoma.

Superintendent Certification (3070)

Certification Only - Superintendent

The student will follow the same steps with the same stipulations for completing certification as required for principal certification. Additionally, the student must satisfy the coursework/experience qualifications for principal and the following requirements to be recommended by NSU for a certificate in School Administration for Superintendent by the State of Oklahoma.

Structure of Certification Only Program for Superintendent

Completion of the requirements for Principal certification as listed above, plus the following courses.