Educational Doctorate with Superintendent Certificate
To earn the WA State Superintendent Certificate, you must hold (or be eligible for) teacher or educational staff associate certificate and apply for the CORE (year 1) of the Leadership for Learning Program.
Educational Doctorate without Certificate
To earn the Leadership for Learning EdD without the Superintendent Certificate, it is not necessary for you to hold any Washington education certificates. Districts can hire superintendents without a certificate but most require the EdD and the certificate.
A 9-credit internship is required of all candidates whether or not they seek the Superintendent Certificate. Sites can differ depending on this choice (museum educator, municipal office, non-profit, etc.).