School Superintendent

School Superintendent is an online program.

Admission Requirements

  1. General admission to graduate study (for criteria, refer to "Admission to Graduate Study").
  2. An earned a master's degree from an accredited institution.
  3. A professional certificate (teaching).
  4. Completion of the Levels I and II preparation and certification for the position of school principal, or supervisor of instruction; or for a candidate who completed preparation for principal prior to 1988, completion of the assessments for administration; and,
  5. Completion of at least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience, including at least 140 days per year.

  6. A written letter of recommendation from a supervisor or an education agency representative attesting to the applicant's suitability for school leader.
  7. An admissions portfolio which documents that the applicant demonstrates the following:
    1. The ability to improve student achievement;
    2. Knowledge of school laws related to school finance, school operations, and personnel matters;
    3. The ability to implement curriculum, instruction, and assessment;
    4. A commitment to ongoing professional growth;
    5. Effective communication skills; and
    6. The ability to build relationships, foster teamwork, and develop networks.
  8. Students may only be unconditionally admitted.

Program Completion

  1. Successful completion of all coursework with no grade lower than a "B" in any course.
  2. Successful completion of a capstone portfolio.
  3. At least two years' experience as a principal, supervisor of instruction, guidance counselor, DPP, DoSE, school business administrator, vocational school coordinator, or coordinator/administrator/supervisor of district-wide services.
  4. Apply for completion at the beginning of the term in which all requirements will be completed. 
  5. Must be unconditionally admitted.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

EDIL 639Intentional Planning for Student Learning


EDIL 641School Superintendent


EDIL 649School District Management


EDIL 659Systems for Change


Total Credit Hours:12