Superintendents transform school communities with collaborative leadership.
Lead a school district with vision, purpose, and integrity. Our Superintendent Graduate Certificate program is designed for those with a master’s degree and a current K-12 administrative license who are seeking a K-12 Superintendent license in Minnesota.
This fully online, synchronous program focuses on school administrative leadership and developing effective management skills. Minnesota State competencies for superintendents are embedded in courses throughout this program. By combining organizational leadership theories with practical skills needed by school administrators, you’ll be prepared to become a strong, valuable leader in the school district you serve.
Today’s superintendents are faced with complex situations in an ever-evolving education environment. You need to be a problem-solver with the ability to communicate openly with trust and transparency, collaborate and create supportive relationships to support the goals of the district, and engage and understand the culture and dynamics of the community you serve. Because of Saint Mary’s character-driven focus, ethical leadership will be integrated into your education and lived out in your role as a superintendent.
In as little as one year, you’ll be prepared to seek licensure as a superintendent in Minnesota. Learn organizational operational skills, collaborative decision-making practices, and what it means to be an ethical leader in today’s ever-changing education environment. Meet life’s obligations — and career goals — in our practical and fully online synchronous program.
Online – May
What Makes it Special
Complete this program in as little as one year
Minnesota Administrative Licensure preparation
Advisor to support your experience
What You'll Learn
What You'll Learn
Collaborative, visionary planning, and decision making to lead educational institutions
Organizational operations including human, financial, and physical resources
Promoting, creating, and monitoring appreciation and cultivation of diversity
Interpret, develop, and implement local, state, and federal policy and law
Positive and effective community relations relative to educational institutions
Safety and security plans for emotionally/physically safe educational environment
Education is our pillar.
For over a century, Saint Mary’s has educated the next generation teachers and leaders. With its strong reputation in preparing highly skilled teachers and administrators, the School of Education offers initial teaching licensure programs, graduate programs for practicing teachers, and a doctoral program in educational leadership.
Superintendents who can rise to the challenges of today's schools are in high demand. Explore other career options such as an assistant superintendent or district officer administrator.
Superintendent$96,910 per year*