PK-12 Supervisory Certification in Curriculum and Instruction

PK-12 Supervisory Certification in Curriculum and Instruction

Contact Us

Ms. Candy Ryan
  COE Graduate Program Coordinator
  Phone: 570-389-4865

BU's Supervisory Certification in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to enhance the professional curricular and instructional competencies of individuals who work with children, youth, and adults. We pride ourselves with the ability to provide job embedded learning through various situations and settings. We also strive to constantly integrate present principals and administrators into our program to create meaningful learning experiences to our future school leaders. The supervisory certification program is endorsed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and allows successful program completers the ability to hold an administrative position (other than building principal) in most all PA public institutions.

The program requires candidates to complete job-embedded field work and a district level internship learning experience under the mentorship of a seasoned district leader.

Program Admission

  • Complete a graduate school application
  • Submit an official undergraduate transcript (3.0 undergraduate GPA).
  • Submit a written statement that explains the applicant’s reasons for pursuing a supervisory certification
  • Submit a current resume
  • Submit a current PA Instructional Certificate
  • Submit three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s leadership ability, academic suitability, and professional demeanor
  • Applicants must satisfy the general admission requirements for the BU School of Graduate Studies.

Academic Requirements


Required Courses

Course Sequence

Program Faculty


Practicing educators with proven satisfactory experience apply to the K-12 Supervisory Certificate Program. Candidates are typically required to complete 15-30 credits depending on degree choice and transferable credits.
Classes are typically offered during the evening 5 to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

  • PDE Approved for PK-12 Supervisory Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Online classes are available and growing! A student can earn their certification online with the exception of the required practicum/internship.
  • You are required to have a seasoned (at least three years’ experience) district level leader to act as your mentor throughout the program.


Graduate students must take a minimum of nine semester hours per calendar year and a QPA of 3.0 or higher must be maintained. Students not taking a minimum of nine semester hours per calendar year will be considered inactive and will have to contact the COE Graduate Program Coordinator or Academic Advisor to be reactivated. Students have six years to complete their chosen degree or certification program.

Transfer Credits

Students desiring to transfer credits must make this request upon application to their chosen program. Degree students are limited up to nine semester hours or parallel courses (determined by BU) from accredited institutions, upon approval, may be accepted toward completing the degree requirements of this program. However, no courses will be transferred in which a grade less than a B was earned. Pass/fail grades are not acceptable.