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Educational Leadership Superintendent Endorsement

The Superintendent Endorsement is a course of study that features courses delivered entirely online so as to better sync with your working schedule.  Candidates take all online courses 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 May 22.

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

Course Sequence

(22 total credits)

Descriptions for the following classes can be found in the Superintendent Endorsement Area Course Sequence document.

Summer (June & 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


  • Steve Atwater
  • Executive Dean of the Alaska College of Education
  • Phone: 907-796-6050

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

Do not apply online via the online application, 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 May 22. 

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 applicant's current district superintendent, assistant superintendent, or other central office administrator holding a superintendent's endorsement.
  • The letter must include acknowledgement that:
    • they (the administrator writing the letter) agree to act as a mentor during both fall and spring semester internship courses.
    • they will meet with the intern a minimum of once per week to discuss district issues and their relationship to the internship, class assignments and activities.
    • they will help provide the intern involvement opportunities that are related to district-wide activities for a minimum of 10 hours per week (150 hours per semester). This will require assistance in planning and monitoring internship class activities.

4.  Internship Mentor Identification Form

5.  Writing sample per these instructions.

6.  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, Alaska College of Education

11066 Auke Lake Way, HA 2

Juneau, Alaska 99801

If you have any Endorsement Area specific questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Steve Atwarer.  


All education programs through the Alaska College of Education at University of Alaska Southeast are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP accreditation signifies that the AKCoE has met the rigorous standards set forth for educator preparation.


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