Graduate Teacher Education

Superintendent licensure

The post-graduate Superintendent’s Licensure program (15 Credit Hours) is for educators with:

  • a master’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • current principal’s or administrative specialist’s license
  • documented evidence of one year of successful educational leadership experience in a position requiring a principal’s or administrative specialist’s license 

Educational Leadership Common Courses (9 Credit Hours)
EDUC 721 Ethical Leadership (3)
EDUC 850 Leading the District (3) 
EDUC 851 Decision Making (3)

Superintendent Courses (9 Credit Hours)
EDUC 855 Communications and Advocacy (3)
EDUC 857 Leading for Learning (3) 
EDUC 859 Managing Resources (3)

Internship Courses (6 Credit Hours)
EDUC 865 Internship: The Superintendent in Action (6)
(for candidates for the Superintendent’s license who have completed one of the Administrative Specialist Licensure options) 
OR
EDUC 866 Internship: The Superintendent in Action (6)
(for candidates for the Superintendent’s license who have not completed one of the Administrative Specialist Licensure options)

To exit the post-graduate Superintendent’s Licensure program:

  • Candidate must document evidence of two additional years of successful educational leadership experience in a position requiring a principal’s or administrative specialist’s license

Educational Specialist Degree Option

To add the Educational Specialist degree, candidate must:

  • Hold a superintendent’s license
  • Complete EDUC 868

Educational Specialist Course (4 Credit Hours)
EDUC 868 Policies, Politics, and Leadership (4)

For a complete listing of MAE requirements, policies and procedures please refer to the Graduate Catalog (pdf).

Back to top