Qualified applicants for Superintendent certificate can anticipate two levels of certification during their career, Initial and Continuing. They can also apply for a substitute administrator certificate.
The Continuing Administrator Certificate is the advanced level superintendent's certificate.
The candidate must have:
- Completed all requirements for the
Initial Superintendent's Certificate
A master's degree, plus 60 quarter hours (40 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in education completed after the baccalaureate degree
OR a doctorate in education.
- Hold a valid teacher, educational staff associate, program administrator or principal certificate; excluding limited certificates issued under WAC 181-79A-231, or comparable out-of-state certificates.
- 180 days of
service as a superintendent, deputy superintendent or assistant
superintendent, 30 days of which must have been in the same school
Issues of Abuse coursework.
Please note: The forms 4001E and/or 4020F-1 must be submitted with your application or mailed with your official transcripts.
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