The Specialist in Education with Superintendent Licensure is a post-masters program that prepares students for superintendent/AEA administration licensure. Developed from the Iowa Standards for School Leaders, the program enables students to become exemplary leaders within the field of education. A rich clinical experience is central to the program, with multiple hands-on experiences embedded throughout the coursework.
The Specialist in Education with Superintendent Licensure requires 30-credit hours, consisting of nine 3-credit courses and one 3-credit culminating seminar.
Reputation for Quality A Drake degree prepares students to lead. Nearly 70 percent of school districts in Iowa have at least one administrator who holds a Drake degree. Approximately one-third of superintendents in Iowa are Drake graduates.
Face-to-face Instruction Students learn from Drake faculty members who are experienced administrators and experts in their fields.
Technology Enhanced Courses feature hybrid learning, with web-based activities and discussions supplementing face-to-face weekend classes.
Valuable Cohort Connections In a cohort program students make instant connections with other future leaders in the field and have a built-in network of professionals with whom to interact for years to come.
Licensure In addition to receiving the degree, students in the program gain an Iowa superintendent license.
Mentorship All students are paired with a practicing administrator who serves as a mentor throughout the program.
Convenient scheduling Classes are designed to meet the needs of working adults. They are offered on weekends (Friday evening and Saturday) with two to three weeks between sessions.
Practical Orientation A rich clinical experience is central to the program design, with multiple hands-on experiences embedded in the coursework.
For more information about a Specialist in Education with Superintendent Licensure, contact:
Dr. Trent Grundmeyer
Assistant Professor of Educational Administration