Questions Regarding The New Administrative Endorsement

1. How does a person with the K-6 or 7-12 administrative license obtain a PK-12 principal/PK-12 supervisor endorsement?
The person would have to identify with an institution that offers the PK-12 program. The recommending official at that institution would review the person’s course work and experiences and work out a program of study that the person would have to complete before the recommending official will recommend the person for the additional endorsement.

2. How recent do the credits have to be to change from the K-6 or 7-12 administrative endorsements to the new PK-12 principal/PK-12 supervisor endorsement?
That policy is set by the institution that offers the PK-12 administrative program.

3. Can institutions accept credits from other institutions who are no longer admitting individuals into the administrative program? That policy is set by the institution that offers the PK-12 administrative program.

4. If a person completed a K-12 administrative program out of state, how does the person obtain the new PK-12 principal/Pk-12 supervisor endorsement?
The person would contact that institution with the application to add an endorsement. This form will include information regarding the new endorsement requirements. The college will have to verify on the form that all of the requirements have been met.

5. Can a person utilize administrative experience in another state to fulfill the requirement for a practicum experience on a certain level?
Yes, an institution may choose to accept this experience. In a related area, a person who has completed an alternative teacher education program can verify three years of teaching experience to equate to the student teaching requirement in a traditional program. Thus if an administrator has 3 years of administrative experience in secondary administration, this could waive the requirement for a secondary practicum if he/she currently only holds an elementary endorsement.

6. Can a person utilize administrative experience to fulfill the requirement for a special education practicum?
Yes, the institution would make a determination regarding how the person would have to document the special education experiences and competencies.

7.Can a person utilize administrative experience to fulfill the requirement for course work in special education issues?
Yes, the institution would make a determination regarding how the person would have to document the special education experiences and competencies.

8. How long can a person continue to renew an administrative license with the K-6 and 7-12 administrative endorsements?
The license is always renewable. The administrators do not have to convert to the new PK-12 administrative endorsement.

9. If a person holds a K-6 principal endorsement, a 7-12 principal endorsement and the Director of Special Education endorsement, is he/she eligible to convert to the new PK-12 principal/PK-12 supervisor endorsement?
Yes, the person would send in the application and $50 fee.

10. What must a person who holds a PK-12 supervisor endorsement complete in order to obtain the new PK-12 principal/PK-12 supervisor endorsement?
The person would have to identify with an institution that offers the PK-12 principal/PK-12 supervisor program. The institution would review the person’s course work and experiences and work out a program of study that the person would have to complete before the institution will recommend the person for the additional endorsement.

11. Can a person automatically convert to the new endorsement?
No, the person must obtain the recommendation from the recommending official at the institution, complete the application form and submit the fee to the Board of Educational Examiners.

12.What is the fee for the license?
If this is the first administrative license the person has applied for, the fee is $85. If the person is adding an administrative endorsement to an existing administrative license, the fee is $50 for the endorsement.