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Educational Leadership Superintendent Endorsement

The Superintendent Endorsement is a course of study that features e-Learning classes synced to fit your working schedule.  All candidates take every class together with their cohort. The participants also undergo an on-site internship in their local community that spans the year.

This endorsement area was designed by a team of superintendents and leaders from across the state.  It focuses on understanding the uniqueness of Alaskan Systems. Please have all application materials submitted by April 30th.

Please note that this endorsement area is available for candidates residing in Alaska only.

Course Sequence

(23 total credits)

Summer (July)
ED s593Orientation to the Superintendency1cr
ED s611Leading to Learn in a Digital Age of Change2cr
ED s642Educational Governance2cr
ED s644Educational Finance3cr
ED s691Educational Leadership Internship I3cr
ED s646District Operations3cr
ED s691Educational Leadership Internship II3cr
Summer (June)
ED s650Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation2cr
ED s647Community Building2cr
ED s698Superintendent Portfolio1cr


  • Michael L. Byer
  • Assistant Professor, Adjunct
  • Phone: 796-6552

  • Delores Graver
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: 796-6424

  • Elisabeth Genaux
  • Student Services Assistant
  • Phone: 796-6076

Do not apply online via UAOnline,  there is no application fee to apply for this Endorsement area! Please see below for specific application instructions.

Please have all application materials submitted by April 30th. 

Admission Requirements:

1.  Request for Admission

2.  Official Bachelor's & Master's Degree Transcripts:

  • Must have GPA of 3.0 or higher or Program Coordinator Approval 
  • Transcripts from UAA, UAF, or UAS are not required to be submitted

3.  Letter of Recommendation:

  • Letter must be from the current superintendent, assistant superintendent, or other central office administrator holding a superintendent's endorsement.
  • The administrator writing the letter of recommendation must state that they will agree to act as a mentor to the applicant during both fall and spring semester internship courses. Students are to keep an internship log and to devote an average of 10 hours per week (for a total of 150 hours per semester) to district-wide and class assignment related activities. This will include a minimum of one meeting per week between the mentor and student to discuss endorsement assignments and activities. This will also require assistance in planning and monitoring internship projects.

4.  Internship Mentor Identification Form

5.  Statement of Professional Goals and Objectives. Please see the Writing Sample Guidelines. This is a 2-3 page typewritten and double spaced formal paper containing:

  • The candidate's educational and professional experiences, and
  • An outline of the professional goals and objectives to be achieved through the Superintedent Endorsement Area. 

5.  Verification of Service FormCandidate must provide:

  • one year Type B experience and four years of certified teaching experience (Initial, Professional, or Type A), or
  • at least five years of verified public school experience with at least one year requiring a Type B Certificate

Please send all admission documents via email to the School of Education Student Services Assistant.

Or mail to:

Student Services Assistant

UAS, School of Education

11066 Auke Lake Way, HA 2

Juneau, Alaska 99801

If you have any Endorsement Area specific questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Michael Byer.  



All education programs through the School of Education at University of Alaska Southeast are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, a performance-based teacher accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education recognized by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


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