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District Administrator Licensure

This is a 21 credit program that can be completed in 14 months. Stritch takes on current topics that prepare students for the world they are working in today. This program prepares students who already have their principal's license to also be licensed by the State of Wisconsin as a superintendent. Program outcomes are directly aligned to the State Administrative standards. Students can expect to be proficient in these standards and to be prepared to excel in their role as the school district leader.

Program Overview

The District Administrator Licensure program is a 21-credit program that leads to certification for the Superintendency license in the state of Wisconsin. You can complete this 21-credit program, delivered in an accelerated, cohort model format, in 14 months.

To be eligible for this program, you must possess a master's degree from an accredited school, have three years of administrative experience in K-12 schools, and hold a current administrative license (Director of Instruction, Principal, Business Manager, or Director of Pupil Services). Courses can transfer directly into the doctoral programs at Cardinal Stritch University. You 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.

Program Coursework

The specific degree requirements on the website are for illustrative purposes and may change at any time. Please contact the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising or refer to the course catalog for detailed program requirements.

Online Learning

Online Format

Students will be logged in to classes where they will be highly engaged with their classmates and professors as they would be in person.

In class experience can include...

  • Course work in legal and financial issues in a school district
  • Learn from practitioners
  • Manage school board work
  • Learn how to manage budgets in a school district
  • Leadership skills
  • Issues of learning

For more information please contact admissions or the program faculty.

Joseph C. Moylan

Chair - Doctoral Programs, District Administrator Licensure Program|Faculty - Leadership Doctorate

Leadership Education

(414) 410-4328

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