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District-Wide Supervisory Certificate: Curriculum and Instruction

A Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction is a district-wide specialist in curriculum and instruction across the total grade organization and is responsible for performing the following duties:

  • supervising instruction and evaluating staff as designated by the school superintendent;

  • designing and developing curriculum, learning materials and innovative educational programs;

  • conducting experimental instructional programs, and

  • directing and conducting basic or applied educational research.

Issuance of Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction (Traditional Route)

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

A person prepared as a Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction may be eligible for certification provided the applicant:

  1. Holds a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college/university.

  2. Has completed an approved program of graduate study preparing the applicant for the broad area, district-wide supervisory functions specified by the endorsement area of the certificate. (Preparation completed out-of-state must meet Pennsylvania standards for certification.) A 3.0 program Grade Point Average (GPA) is required.

  3. Is recommended for certification by the authorized certification officer of the institution where such education was obtained or holds a comparable certificate from another state (for out-of-state graduates only).

  4. Provides a chief school administrator's verification of the completion of five years of satisfactory certified school experience in an instructional area (22 PA Code Section 49.111).

  5. Has provided evidence of satisfactory achievement on assessments prescribed by the Department under Section 49.18(a).

  6. Is able to meet all other requirements provided by law.

A listing of institutions with approved programs for the Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction certificate can be found at  Approved Certification Programs.

Issuance of Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction (Certificate and Experience Route)

  1. Holds a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college/university.

  2. Satisfies the requirements set forth in section 24 P.S. § 12-1209 relating to good moral character.

  3. Holds a comparable current and valid professional-level state certificate.

  4. Has two (2) full years of experience in the area.

  5. Provides evidence of satisfactory achievement on the Pennsylvania required test.

Submitting an Application

Applicants who copmleted an approved preparation program outside of Pennsylvania.

Applicants who completed an approved preparation program inside of  Pennsylvania.