program development; superintendent licensure preparation program redesign; stakeholders engagement


The Ashland University's superintendent licensure program had not been revised and updated for the last several years. With all the educational reforms in the first part of this new millennium, there was a pressing need to redefine and develop the overall program and courses. An action plan was set up to carry out steps to redesign the program format, syllabi, assessments, course delivery modes, and overall course schedule. Through the collection and analyses of stakeholders' feedback, review of comparative universities' preparation programs, alignment of state and national standards with course content, and the investigation of current research of program development, the redesign of the program emerged. The new program unveiled a series of courses and standards-based content that provided a relevant, updated school leadership preparation program for tomorrow's superintendents.



Tell us how this article helped you.


To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.