How To Apply
Application Procedure for Advanced Studies Certificate (ASC) (Superintendency) Applicants in Educational Leadership:
Please indicate the following: Advanced Study Certificate (ASC) 26S for Superintendency endorsement.
Note: There will be a $50 application fee for application for admission to the program (unless you graduated from UNI with a B.A. or M.A.E.).
Applicants need to submit a portfolio of materials which supports the application for admission. This portfolio includes:
1. A letter of application, including a brief statement of personal motivation to seek an administrative leadership position or advanced professional development in the area of educational leadership. Applicant must have completed one year of administrative experience in order to make application for superintendent program.
2. A two-page typed, double spaced, one inch margins, 12 point type, academic written essay focused on: "Leading Learning, Service, and Change in a PK-12 School District."
3. A vita which provides:
a) Educational Background
b) Leadership/Teaching/Work Experiences
c) Professional Development Activities/Professional Memberships
d) Related Activities (community involvement, other work with students/adults, etc.)
4. Three Recommendations for Admission -At least one of these recommendations should be from an administrator who is knowledgeable about your performance and leadership potential. When an applicant verbally requests that someone write a recommendation, the applicant is giving the University permission to receive the reference's comments. Recommendations must be submitted on the Recommendation Form. No letters of recommendation will be accepted.
5. Transcripts - request an official copy of your transcripts be sent directly to UNI Admissions Office (Gilchrist 002 c/o Graduate Admissions, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0018), unless all of your undergraduate and graduate hours are from UNI. "Official" means transcripts are sent directly from Registrar to the UNI Admissions Office. No transcripts handled by students will be acceptable. Applicant must possess a master's degree or an Advanced Studies Certificate in School Administration (principal) in order to be admitted to the superintendent program.
6. Upon receipt of a completed application portfolio, the applicant's portfolio will be reviewed.
a) In order to be admitted to the Superintendent Program, applicant mush have (or will have upon completion of the program) five years of educational experience (three of which have been as a building principal or other PK-12 district wide or AEA administrative experience).
b) An admission status recommendation will be determined by the Educational Leadership faculty.
c) The Educational Leadership faculty recommends admission to the Department Head for concurrence and approval.
d) Admission decisions will be made each year by mid-December.
Send items 1 ,2, 3, and 4 (if sending hard copies) to the Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education, 508 Schindler Education Center, UNI, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0604 by mid November each year.
The applicant is assigned to regular admission status or admission is denied. All students admitted to the program are assigned an advisor.
International Student Admission
Since international students are required to provide additional material prior to admission, materials should be requested from and submitted to: International Admissions, 2 Gilchrist Hall, UNI, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0018.