PreK-12 Superintendent Licensure

PreK-12 Superintendent Licensure

The Superintendent licensure program is designed to develop school superintendents who demonstrate racial competence and the experience, expertise, and tools immediately relevant to lead today’s racially diverse school districts. Completion of the superintendent licensure requirements leads to recommendation for administrative licensure as a PreK-12 School Superintendent.

Delivery Model

The superintendent licensure program is delivered using a cohort model. The classes meet synchronously online, four weekday evenings per semester, with the remaining coursework to be done collaboratively in small groups online and/or in schools or districts.

Type of Administrative Licensure

Minnesota Licensure of PreK-12 School Superintendent


New online cohorts for Superintendent Licensure begin each fall.

Typical Plan of Study:

Course Numbers Course Semester Credits
EDLD 636 Superintendent Internship Fall Semester 3
EDLD 636 Superintendent Internship Spring Semester 3
EDLD 637 Superintendent Portfolio Development Summer Semester 3
    Total Credits 9

Minnesota Administrative Licensure Requirements

  • 60 credits beyond the Bachelors Degree
  • Masters Degree
  • License as PreK-12 Administrator

To apply to the Superintendent Licensure program or for more information contact:

Melissa Krull, Ph.D. Professor
Educational Leadership