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Ursuline now offers a superintendent licensure program

August 04, 2016

Ursuline is has launched a superintendent licensure program for Fall 2016.

Our graduate education programs prepare individuals to function as leaders in a school and administrative setting, focusing on the unique challenges facing both public and nonpublic schools. 

The program emphasis includes: 

  • working with others through the development of positive relationships 
  • identifying values and operating out of a value-based system 
  • developing personal and professional skills necessary for effective leadership 
  • understanding and integrating knowledge required for leading an effective school 
This emphasis includes the unique mission and philosophy of both public and private education; leadership and management; curriculum and instruction; personnel and resource management; contract as well as state law; funding and fundraising along with state and federal funding; and educational theories within the unique environment of the private and nonpublic school. 

Educational research indicates that the principal of a school is vital in establishing a quality educational program for the challenges of today's society. The leadership necessary for quality school administration calls for a unique preparation. Integral to the program is the emphasis on a shared mission and vision for the school. The mission and vision are developed in collaboration with the school community and are implemented by the administration, faculty and staff of the school. Students in the program experience collaborative interactions with faculty, experienced school administrators in both private and public schools, and their colleagues in a variety of classes, seminars and field work opportunities. 

There are over 265 Ursuline College graduates serving as administrators in the Northeastern Ohio Area. 

Presently, there is a need for highly qualified administrators in the state of Ohio. Joining the Ursuline program will help you to become an administrator in the near future.

Pre-requisites for the superintendent licensure program include:    
Administrative License

Candidate must have covered all of the courses/topics outlined in the Ursuline

Principal licensure program; if not, the candidate may be required to complete additional courses.

Below is a list of the superintendent licensure courses and course sequence:

ED 601 You as a Superintendent

Key Topics:    Management/Delegation

School Board Relations

School Personnel Relations

Community Relations

Seeing Yourself as a Superintendent

Superintendent’s Contract

My Personal Strengths

Health and Wellness

Hiring and Developing Personnel

District Strategic Plan

ED 602 The Business of the School District

Key Topics:    School Finance

Facility Management

Levies and Bond Issues


School Business Management

School Transportation

School Safety

ED 603 Educating the Whole Child

Key Topics:    Special Education Law

Meeting Diverse Needs

Monitoring Student Achievement

Working with All Parents and Community Members

Belonging to a Vocational District/Career Center

Curriculum and Instruction

ED 604 Superintendent Internship and Seminar

Key Areas/Topics for Internship Experience:

Institutional Philosophy of Education

School-Community Relations

Educational Leadership

Curriculum and Instruction

Staff Personnel

School Law

School Finance


  1. All courses must be taken in sequence.  
  2. This program is offered as a cohort program.
  3. The length of the program, if all pre-requisites have been met, would be 16 months.

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