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How to Apply 

Candidates must apply and be accepted by both the Graduate School and the Department of Educational Leadership.

Other minimum entrance requirements:

  • Completion of a graduate degree
  • Possession of a professional principal license

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Steps to Apply

  1. Submit an electronic Graduate School application along with a $20 non-refundable application fee. Be sure to select that you are applying as a Non-degree/Non-certificate seeking applicant. Next, when asked if you will be taking courses for Licensure or Endorsement, select "Superintendent-License" from the list.
  2. What is needed to Apply for your Superintendent License?

Miami University:

  1. You will need to complete the 4 courses for the Superintendent License: EDL -710S Internship; EDL 729 - Board-Superintendent-Staff Relationships; EDL 727 - School Business Affairs and Physical Resources ; and EDL 782 - Social Justice and Transformation.
  2. 3 or more years of experience under an Administrator Specialist License under which you completed administrative duties directly related to the Administrator Specialist License you have.
    OR 3 or more years of experience under a Principal License under which you completed Principal duties directly related to the Principal License you have.
  3. At the end of the 4 courses Have you HR or Superintendent send a Letter to stipulating that you have the 3 or more years of experience, under the Administrator Specialist or Principal License.
  4. Also send to , prior to applying for the Superintendent License, a copy of your Administrator Specialist License or your Principal License.

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Additional information about the application:

Submit two references from colleagues, teachers, or peers who can attest to your professional work, potential for successful graduate study, and potential for making a positive contribution as a leader in an educational context. 

Deadline for applications are on a rolling basis. For additional information, please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Lucian Szlizewski via email at