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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Superintendent Licensure

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Superintendent as an additional administrative license

The superintendent license is typically obtained through a “second license” option. Because you will have already completed a 30-credit specialist program and secured a principal and/or director of special education license, at minimum, you’ll complete the required internship and portfolio review experience based on the MN superintendent competencies. Within the internship, you’ll have opportunities to learn and network with high quality practicing superintendents. 

Superintendent as an Additional Administrative License-cohort opportunity


Superintendent as an initial administrative license

Graduate students pursue first the coursework and write their Learning Plan in EDLD 671 Introduction to School Administration; second, the 320–hour field experiences: EDLD 698 Internship in Administration (6 credits total); and finally the portfolio review EDLD 670 (3 credits). Typically students pursue this license as a second or additional license instead of an initial administrative license. Pursuit of Superintendent as an initial license may be accomplished through our Specialist program (seek guidance from your advisor), minimum credits are 30 total.