AASA/Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy

A new cross-institutional partnership that offers a dynamic approach to urban superintendent preparation and certification. AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has launched a distinct partnership with Howard University to bolster the effectiveness of school district leadership in our nation’s urban areas. The academy is sponsored by McGraw Hill Education.


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About the AASA/ Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy

The AASA Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy is recognized as one of the premier programs in the country. Drawing on strengths of its members and partners, AASA, The School Superintendents Association brings the most effective and inspiring thought leader practitioners to serve as instructors, mentors, and presenters. Howard University’s deep and historical commitment to academic and lifetime excellence inspires participants through the university’s faculty and other leaders. The two cohorts served by this program are:

Graduate Student Cohort: Prospective superintendents who wish to pursue a Doctorate in Educational Leadership while preparing for certification as an urban superintendent.

National Certification Cohort: Current superintendents and administrators wishing to receive additional training and field experience in educational leadership related to urban settings. In addition to the National Certification from AASA, three graduate education credits are available.

Mentors, who will support both cohorts, will be sitting and recently retired superintendents.schools.

The program is sponsored by McGraw Hill Education. Visit  www.mheducation.com to learn more about McGraw Hill Education.

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Application Deadline: August 15th at 12:00 pm  

 2018 – 2019 AASA/Howard University - Urban Superintendents Academy Schedule

August 24, 2018
Academy Annual Conference
Alexandria VA
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Critical Educational Issues Facing the Modern Urban Superintendent

OCTOBER 27 – 28
Dealing with Relationship Building and Human Resource Demands in Urban Educational Settings

NOVEMBER 17 – 18
Community, Media Relations and the Politics of the Urban Superintendency.

DECEMBER 15 – 16
Urban Leadership

JANUARY 19 – 20
Urban Leadership (Continued)

FEBRUARY 12 – 13 (t/w)
Overview of Urban Schools and School Boards
Location: Los Angeles CA Before the AASA National Conference

MARCH 16 – 17
Goal Attainment and the Practical Realities of Becoming an Urban Superintendent

APRIL 13 - 14 
Capstone Presentations 

MAY 18 – 19
Strategic Thinking and Planning

February 14, 2020
Graduation Ceremony to be held at the 2020 AASA National Conference on Education
Location: San Diego, CA

Weekend Sessions run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Sundays. Session are held at the AASA National Office, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria VA, unless noted. Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bernadine Futrell, Director, Leadership Services, AASA, The School Superintendents Association at bfutrell@aasa.org

For more information, contact Bernadine Futrell, director, leadership services at bfutrell@aasa.org