School Administrator (Superintendent), Post-Master's Endorsement Program

The Superintendent is the highest title held in a school district.  In the state of New Jersey, the official title is School Administrator.

According to the New Jersey Department of education website (,   

The School Administrator title is required for any position that involves services as a district-level administrative officer. Such positions include superintendent, assistant superintendent, and director. Holders of this title are authorized to provide educational leadership by directing the formulation of district-wide goals, plans, policies and budgets, by recommending their approval by the district board of education and by directing their district-wide implementation. Holders of this title are authorized to recommend all staff appointments and other personnel actions, such as terminations, suspensions and compensation, including the appointment of school business administrators, for approval by the district board of education. Holders of this title are authorized to direct district operations and programs, and to supervise and evaluate building administrators and central office staff, including school business administrators. They are also authorized to oversee the administration and supervision of school-level operations, staff and programs.

Candidates who have completed a NJ Approved Administration and Leadership/Administration Program, have to take one additional 150-hour internship in central administration and pass the School Administrator Praxis for certification.