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    Superintendent Licensure Program


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    Education, Superintendent Licensure

    Superintendent Licensure Program

    Prepare for the unique leadership necessary for quality school administration.

    Apply now

    Ready to take the next step? Apply online and receive a decision within two weeks.


    Ursuline’s 16-month superintendent licensure program is designed to prepare you, as a working school administrator, for leadership roles in central office administration. With a superintendent license, you may become a:

    • Superintendent
    • Assistant superintendent
    • Director of curriculum and instruction
    • Other leadership role in a school district

    The program covers the mission and philosophy of Ohio public, parochial, and private education. You’ll learn in a cohort of principals or assistant principals from across the region, and build great connections in the process.

    How to Become a Superintendent: For Principal's License Holders

    After completing a Master of Arts in Educational Administration degree and securing a principal’s license, you may pursue your superintendent license by completing an additional 12 credit hours. You must have covered all of the courses/topics outlined in Ursuline’s Principal Licensure program; if not, you may be required to complete additional courses.

    Superintendent License Courses

    • The first course in the Superintendent Licensure program focuses on leadership; strategic planning; and relationships, especially organizational relationships with a superintendent’s cabinet and school board.
    • The second course focuses on the business operations of the school district, especially finance, levies, and labor negotiations.
    • The third course focuses on students, so that you’ll never forget the importance of meeting their needs.
    • The fourth course is a six-month internship experience.

    Ursuline education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

    To take the next step, request information or start your application.

    Tuition Reduction for Partner Schools

    Ursuline College is now offering a 30% tuition reduction for the Superintendent Licensure program for employees at the following partner schools:

    • Beachwood City Schools
    • Conneaut Area City Schools
    • Fairport Harbor Exempted Village School District
    • Girard City Schools
    • Kenston Local Schools
    • Mayfield City Schools
    • Mentor Public Schools
    • Orange City School District
    • South Euclid Lyndhurst City Schools
    • Warrensville Heights City Schools

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