Supervisory Certification I

Information about the Supervisory Certification I offered on behalf of the PA Department of Education by the Penn State College of Education.

Penn State University offers the Single Area Certificate program in the following area:

Supervisor of Special Education

The certificate entitles a person to function between the school administration and certified professional staff of a public school for enhancing the attainment of the employer's expectations and goals by authorizing duties using independent judgment not equally shared by all professional certified staff, directing other certified persons, and having direct input to administrators which substantially affects the employment, assignment, transfer, promotion, layoff, discharge, or other similar personnel actions of other certified professional level employees.

Issuance of the Supervisory Certificate requires a minimum of five years of professional school experience in the area for which the certificate is sought.

Preparation for this professional certificate is at the graduate level and presumes in-depth study in the area of supervision.

For more information on  supervisory certification, please see the Pennsylvania Department of Education website.


Special Education Certificate:

Penn State offers a district-wide Supervisor of Special Education certificate, which qualifies the holder to function as a liaison between the administration and the certified professional special education staff of a public school for the purpose of:

  1. Enhancing the attainment of the district's expectations and goals by authorizing activities using judgment not equally shared by all professionally special education certified staff;
  2. Directing other certified special education persons;
  3. Providing direct input to administrators, which affects the employment, assignment, transfer, promotion, layoff, discharge or other similar personnel actions of other professional-level employees certified in special education.

Issuance of the Supervisor of Special Education certificate requires a minimum of five years professional school experience in a special education area.

Preparation for this professional certificate is at the graduate level and presumes in-depth study in the area of special education.

Special Education Department

Special Education Supervisory Certificate/World Campus