Join the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Superintendent Cohort

Apply by December 20, 2019. Classes begin in January 2020.

Leadership Matters — and those who lead with intentional equity have the power to make a meaningful impact in schools and communities. Now is the time for you to lead.

Earn your Superintendent License and Specialist Certificate in Administration UW-Milwaukee—one of the premier research institutions in Wisconsin — in just 14 months.

Why Choose UWM?

  • Value – Cohort members enjoy substantial savings.
  • Quality – Benefit from courses and practical experiences built around UWM’s Educational Leadership for Intentional Equity framework.
  • Experience – Courses are taught by a balance of nationally known UWM faculty & exceptional district leaders.
  • Convenience and connection – Experience a blend of two focused face-to-face sessions each semester, three synchronous online discussions, and the convenience of a dynamic online environment.
  • Professionalism – Be treated like the professional you are with engaging face-to-face sessions that promote your ability to network, learn, collaborate, and lead.

Face to face sessions will be held at Nicolet High School, which has convenient and affordable lodging nearby for those who need it.

Contact Us

For more information or questions about the program

Dr. Leigh Wallace
(414) 405-0447

How to Apply

The next cohort starts Spring 2020. If you are interested in joining the cohort, please apply to the Certificate in Specialist in Administrative Leadership.

Questions about admission?

Office of Student Services
(414) 229-4721


Statewide Superintendent Cohort Program Curriculum and Timeline

Spring 2020 Required Courses

AD LDSP 802: District Leadership for Learning (Hybrid) – 3 credits
AD LDSP 842*: Program Planning and Evaluation (Online) – 3 credits
AD LDSP 800: Management of the Physical Plant (Online) – 3 credits

Summer 2020 Required Courses

AD LDSP 970: Policy Issues in Urban Education (Hybrid, 8 weeks) – 3 credits
AD LDSP 812: School Personnel Supervision and Administration (Online, 8 weeks) – 3 credits
AD LDSP 882: Practicum in the Superintendency (Hybrid, 12 weeks) – 1 credit

Note: Students will take 1 credit of AD LDSP 882 each semester over a three semester period; 3 credits must be completed for licensure.

Fall 2020 Required Courses

AD LDSP 832: Educational Politics and Policy Making (Hybrid) – 3 credits
AD LDSP 862: School Finance (Online) – 3 credits
AD LDSP 882: Practicum in the Superintendency (Hybrid) – 1 credit

Spring 2021 Required Courses

AD LDSP 882: Practicum in the Superintendency (Hybrid) – 1 credit

* Students may have already completed this course as part of the Director of Instructor license. If so, they should take AD LDSP 800 in order to earn the Specialist Certificate. Students must also complete a capstone portfolio and specialist projects in order to complete the certificate and earn the Superintendent license.