District Administrator Licensure

The District Administrator Licensure program is a 21-credit program that leads to certification for the Superintendency license in the state of Wisconsin. This 21-credit program can be completed in 14 months and is delivered in an accelerated, cohort model format.

Students must posses a master's degree from an accredited school, have three years of administrative experience in K-12 schools, as well as hold a current administrative license (Director of Instruction, Principal, Business Manager, or Director of Pupil Services). Courses in this program can transfer directly into the doctoral programs at Cardinal Stritch University. Candidates must, however, apply separately to the Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service or the Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Higher Education.


Courses Are Available

Face to Face
Main Campus

Program Details

●  Credits: 21
●  Cost per Credit: $792

Application Process and Requirements

Academic and Professional Requirements

Prior Education

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the field of education.
  • A grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in master’s-level course work.

Professional Requirements

  • Three years of administrative experience in K-12 schools.
  • A current administrative license in one of the following:
    • Director of Instruction
    • Principal
    • Business Manager
    • Director of Pupil Services


Admissions Application and Transcripts

Complete the Admissions Application
  • Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online. Applications for this program are reviewed on a rolling basis so allow sufficient time before the start of your program for consideration.

Request Transcripts
  • Have official transcripts from each college or university you attended delivered directly to the Office of Admissions. Cardinal Stritch University alumni and current students should inquire with the admission counselor about locating transcripts already on file.
  • Transcripts from institutions outside of the United States require a course-by-course evaluation with GPA. Request the official report from ECE or WES to be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Allow time for the evaluation to be completed since it could take up to 4-6 weeks to be created.

Three Structured Reference Forms

Two structured reference forms should be submitted by professionals in your field, and one by a representative of a college or university.

Current Resume

A detailed current resume is required. 

Send Application Materials to Admissions

Submit the application online and have additional materials sent to:

Cardinal Stritch University
Graduate Admissions
6801 N. Yates Road, #516
Milwaukee, WI  53217-3985

Contact Your Counselor

Begin the admission process with one of our graduate counselors or follow-up on your current application.

Graduate Admissions

(414) 410-4042 or (800) 347-8822

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Funding Your Education

Stritch is competitively priced to help students complete certificate and licensure programs. Counselors in our Financial Aid Office know how to help student locate all options available for funding their education.

Alumni Network

Students, families, and employers know Cardinal Stritch University as a place that helps students find their mission, develop new skills, gain relevant career experience, and expand their professional networks. With a network of close to 37,000 graduates, our alumni are successful in their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.

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