District Administrator Licensure

The District Administrator licensure program is a 21-credit program that leads to certification for the Superintendency license in the state of Wisconsin. This 21-credit program can be completed in 14 months and is delivered in an accelerated, cohort model format. Classes are offered one or two weekends per month at our City Center site located in downtown Milwaukee.

Students must posses a master's degree from an accredited school, have three years of administrative experience in K-12 schools, as well as hold a current administrative license (Director of Instruction, Principal, Business Manager, or Director of Pupil Services). Courses in this program can transfer directly into the doctoral programs at Cardinal Stritch University. Candidates must, however, apply separately to the Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service or the Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Higher Education.

Courses Are Available

Face to Face
Main Campus

Program Details

●  Credits: 21
●  Cost per Credit: $775

Academic and Professional Requirements 

Prior Education

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the field of education.
  • A grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in master’s-level course work.

Professional Requirements

  • Three years of administrative experience in K-12 schools.
  • A current administrative license in one of the following:
    • Director of Instruction
    • Principal
    • Business Manager
    • Director of Pupil Services

Complete the Admissions Application

  • Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online.
  • Applications for this program are reviewed on a rolling basis so allow sufficient time before the start of your program for consideration.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts (from every college or university attended) must be submitted in a sealed envelope directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. We suggest that you request your transcripts as soon as possible. Your application cannot be reviewed until we have them in hand. It is not necessary to request transcripts for work that you completed at Cardinal Stritch University.

Three Structured Reference Forms

Two structured reference forms should be submitted by professionals in your field, and one by a representative of a college or university.

Current Resume

A detailed current resume is required. 

Please send all application materials to:

Cardinal Stritch University
Office of Graduate Admissions, Box 516
6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217-3985

Funding Your Education

Stritch is competitively priced to help students complete certificate and licensure programs. Counselors in our Financial Aid Office know how to help student locate all options available for funding their education.

Alumni Network

Students, families, and employers know Cardinal Stritch university as a place that helps students find their mission, develop new skills, gain relevant career experience, and expand their professional networks. With a network of more than 34,000 graduates, our alumni are successful in their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.

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