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Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities—that’s training or instruction—but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed. —Thomas Moore


Superintendent Certification 

Superintendent certification requires completion of an Educational Specialist Certificate

or the equivalent which is enrollment in a Ph.D. program and completion of all coursework and preliminary exams (approved dissertation proposal).

If seeking superintendent certification in Wisconsin candidate must hold or be eligible to hold a Principal (51) license.

License Specific Course Work
(Must be included in Educational Specialist Certificate Program or Ph.D. Program)
  • ELPA 785 Staff Personnel Systems
  • ELPA 846 The Superintendency
  • ELPA 860 Organizational Theory and Behavior in Education
  • ELPA 870 The Politics of Education
  • ELPA 875 Theory and Practice of Educational Planning

Additional Requirement

Field Experience

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