The leadership necessary for quality school administration calls for unique preparation.
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’s license, you may become a superintendent, assistant superintendent, director of curriculum and instruction, or take on another leadership role in a school district. The program covers the mission and philosophy of 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.
After completing a Master of Arts in Educational Administration degree and securing s principal’s license, you may pursue Superintendent Licensure 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.
The first course in the Superintendent Licensure program focuses on leadership; strategic planning; and relationships, especially relationships with a superintendent’s cabinet and school board. The second course focuses on the business 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).