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Superintendent License

A Superintendent License is about more than administration. It’s about casting a vision, setting the tone, and responding to the competing demands of stakeholders.

Parents, teachers, and community leaders are looking for inspiring administrators to serve their neighborhoods and districts. At Bethel, we prepare superintendents to answer that call. Superintendents leave Bethel ready to engage community members in district efforts using an ethical framework for making the tough decisions they face each day.

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Our Superintendent License will equip, empower, and inspire you toward success in administrative, district-level leadership. The program is designed to allow you to experience the right blend of challenging work and personal support.

Delivery Online
Location St. Paul
Credits 36
Tuition per Credit $780
Estimated Total Tuition $28,080*

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* These program details and costs are estimated and subject to change. View our program details disclaimer for more information.

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Program Highlights

High program success rate

With a program retention rate of 97%, our students find that they can continue to serve as administrators or teachers while earning their license.

Two-track license option

You can choose to earn just your Superintendent License or earn your license as part of completing Bethel's Doctor of Education program.

Additional requirement assistance

If you don’t have the required 3 years of teaching experience, you can add a teaching internship to meet the requirement.


Many of our doctoral students work full time, have families, and are involved in their community while in graduate school. Our program is delivered primarily online with a yearly one-week residency with flexible options, which allows you to add coursework to your other responsibilities in ways that make sense for you.


The Superintendent License will utilize the most effective courses and experiences for you to make the greatest impact at the district level of service.


Learn how to:

  • Apply your unique leadership traits
  • Manage and communicate with the organization
  • Engage with policy, law, political influence, and governance
  • Build community relations
  • Understand human resource management
  • Organize safety and security
  • Implement positive values and ethics leadership