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School Superintendent Letter of Eligibility

Drexel’s Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management prepares students who would like to pursue the Pennsylvania Superintendent Letter of Eligibility. Upon completion of your coursework, Drexel University will formally recommend you for the Letter of Eligibility required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

The PA Department of Education will issue the appropriate Letter of Eligibility for consideration for appointment as a District Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent to an applicant who:

  • Completes Drexel University's Pennsylvania approved graduate-level program of educational administrative study, which minimally approximates two full academic years for the preparation of chief school administrators.
  • Receives Drexel University's recommendation for certification as a chief school (district-level) administrator.
  • Provides evidence of six years of teaching or other professional service under a valid PA certificate in order to be qualified for the Assistant Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility. For the Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility, three of those six years must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity.