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Join the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Superintendent Cohort

Apply by May 10, 2022. Classes begin June 27, 2022.

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 at UW-Milwaukee—one of the premier research institutions in Wisconsin — in just 14 months. View the Statewide Superintendent Cohort Flyer (PDF).

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 – Classes are offered in a convenient fully virtual platform using both synchronous and asynchronous learning.
  • Professionalism – Be treated like the professional you are with engaging synchronous virtual sessions that promote your ability to network, learn, collaborate, and lead.

Virtual Information Sessions

Tuesday, April 26 at 4:30 pm
Tuesday, May 3 at 4:30 pm
Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 am
Tuesday, May 10 at 4:30 pm

Please contact Dr. Leigh E Wallace, lwallace@uwm.edu for additional information and a Zoom link for the session you wish to attend.

Curriculum

Statewide Superintendent Cohort Program Curriculum and Timeline

Summer 2022 Required Courses: June 1 – August 21

  • AD LDSP 970 (H): Policy Issues in Urban Education (3 credits); 8 weeks June 27 – August 20
    Virtual Synchronous Meeting Dates/Times: Course offered fully online. Includes online synchronous sessions: Wednesdays (6/29, 7/13, 7/27, & 8/10) from 5:00 to 8:30 pm
  • AD LDSP 812 (OL): School Personnel Supervision & Administration (3 credits); 8 weeks June 27 – August 20
    Virtual Synchronous Meeting Dates/Times: Course offered fully online. Includes online synchronous sessions: Wednesdays (7/6, 7/20, 8/3, & 8/17) from 5:00 to 8:30pm
  • AD LDSP 882 (H): Practicum in the Superintendency (1 credit); 12 weeks June 1 – August 21
    Students will take 1 credit each semester over a three semester period; 3 credits must be completed for licensure

Fall 2022 Required Courses: Classes begin September 6

  • AD LDSP 832 (H): Educational Politics & Policy Making (3 credits)
    Virtual Synchronous Meeting Dates/Times: Course offered fully online. Includes online synchronous sessions: Saturdays (9/24 & 12/3) from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm; OL Synchronous Leadership Learning Network Meetings: Tuesdays (9/13, 10/18, 11/15, & 12/13) from 4:30 to 6:00 pm
  • AD LDSP 862 (OL): School Finance (3 credits)
    Virtual Synchronous Meeting Dates/Times: Course fully online. Includes online synchronous sessions: Wednesdays (9/14, 10/12, 11/9, & 12/7) from 4:30 – 7:30 pm
  • AD LDSP 882 (H): Practicum in the Superintendency (1 credit)
    Students will take 1 credit each semester over a three semester period; 3 credits must be completed for licensure

Spring 2023 Required Courses: Classes begin January 23

  • AD LDSP 802: District Leadership for Learning (3 credits)
    Virtual Synchronous Meeting Dates/Times: TBD
  • AD LDSP 842*: Program Planning & Evaluation (3 credits) OR AD LDSP 800 (Online) Management of the Physical Plant (3 credits)
    Virtual Synchronous Meeting Dates/Times: TBD
  • AD LDSP 882 (H): Practicum in the Superintendency (1 credit)
    Final Credit; 3 total credits (150 hours in the field must be completed)

*Students may have already completed this course as a part of the Director of Instruction license. If so, they should take AD LDSP 800 in order to earn the Specialist Certificate. Students must also complete a Capstone Portfolio & Specialist Project in order to complete the certificate and earn the Superintendent license.

Admission

How to Apply

The next cohort starts Summer 2022. 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
soeinfo@uwm.edu

Faculty

Contact

Program Information

For general information or questions about the program, contact:

Dr. Leigh Wallace
(414) 251-8614
lwallace@uwm.edu