Superintendent Program

The Superintendent program is designed for individuals who wish to receive education beyond the master’s degree in a district-level leadership role, such as a school superintendent.

Required Coursework

Any graduate coursework taken in leadership may be used to waive required coursework. Extended experience in a specific area of leadership may be considered when completing a program of study. See your academic advisor for details. 

Course descriptions and additional information about the Superintendent Licensure and Superintendent Education Specialist Degree is available.

Applying for Licensure as Superintendent

Candidates for licensure must be approved by the Licensing Review Panel before being endorsed for a Minnesota and/or Wisconsin license. All course work and internships must have been completed before meeting with the panel in early June or December. 

Your advisor and the licensing officer will provide more detail about the licensing review panel during your final internship.

The WSU Licensing Review Panel reviews each candidate’s preparation and personally interviews the candidate. This panel of practicing school leaders and professors is intended to verify the student’s active and successful participation in a program of study leading to the license. 

Apply for a Minnesota state license through the Minnesota Department of Education.

To apply for a Wisconsin state license, complete the WI PI 1612 Institutional Endorsements and Assurances Form (PDF).

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Leadership Education

Helble Hall 319


Steven M. Baule (EdD, PhD)
Department Chair, Associate Professor

Broadway Suite 309 (Rochester Campus)


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Casey Pronschinske
Office Manager

Helble Hall 352


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