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Superintendent's License

Program Code: ND8924


The Superintendent’s Licensure is an online program designed for administrators (typically principals or administrative specialists) seeking to be superintendents or district-level leaders. The two-semester program is a cohort model delivered in an online format approximately one Saturday per month for one academic year. The program requires 16 credits. Each semester, students take two core content courses (3 credits each) and one internship course (2 credits). The courses align with National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) standards, embed key Ohio educational initiatives, and include an internship that prepares candidates for district leadership. Courses and internships focus on district vision and improvement, operations and management, policy and governance, and community and public relations. A new cohort begins each fall. The next cohort begins in the fall (applications due by July 30).


TermSuperintendent Licensure Program Program of Study                Credits
FallEDLE 6815 Mission, Vision, and District Improvement3
FallEDLE 6825 School District Operations and Management3
FallEDLE 6910 Superintendent Internship 2
SpringEDLE 6835 Education Policy, Advocacy, and District Governance3
SpringEDLE 6845 School District Community and Public Relations3
SpringEDLE 6910 Superintendent Internship2

Admission Requirements

  • Online application: Non-degree program code ND8924
  • Unofficial transcripts conferring a Bachelor’s and Master's degree in education or education-related field from an accredited university with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 scale (not required if a Master's degree is from Ohio University)
  • Active professional administrative license (or the ability to obtain one before the program begins)
  • Statement of purpose regarding career commitment, leadership potential, and professional goals
  • Current résumé/CV is preferred but not required

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For more information, contact:

Marci Shepard
Program Coordinator
Patton Hall 302