Concordia University Wisconsin has introduced new licensure programs for school administrators, including a revamped District Administrator program.

In our ever-evolving educational landscape, staying up-to-date with the latest knowledge and skills is paramount for district administrators. That’s why Concordia’s School of Education now offers two new licensure programs: the Director of Special Education and Pupil Service (#5080) program and a revitalized District Administrator program. Both programs aim to empower district leaders with the expertise they need to excel in their roles.

District Administrator Licensure Program (formerly Superintendent Licensure Program)

The first addition is the revitalized District Administrator Licensure Program, formerly known as the Superintendent Licensure Program. This program is tailored to meet the demands of modern education leadership. The new curriculum encompasses the latest trends and best practices in district and school leadership. This program equips aspiring and current district administrators with the knowledge and skills needed to lead effectively.

Designed for working (and rising) professionals

The revamped District Administrator Licensure Program also comes with a unique advantage. Credits earned in this program can be seamlessly applied toward CUW’s Doctor of Education (EdD) program. This creates a smooth and cost-effective pathway for those who aspire to further their education and leadership capabilities, ultimately contributing to the betterment of their school districts.

What’s more, the District Administrator Licensure Program at CUW fits the busy lives of educational professionals. It’s a 24-credit program that can be completed in just 12 months, providing a streamlined and efficient learning experience.

Director of Special Education and Pupil Service Licensure program

Concordia also recently received approval for a master’s-level program designed for individuals seeking a #5080 license as a Director of Special Education and Pupil Services (DSEPS). The structure of the program equips leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the unique challenges of the field.

The DSEPS licensure program provides a comprehensive understanding of the diverse needs of students with special educational requirements. With this program, Concordia will prepare school administrators to foster an inclusive and supportive learning environment. They will be able to ensure that every student receives the education they deserve.

Degree completion or standalone licensure

For those who wish to pursue this licensure exclusively, it is available as a standalone option. The standalone option requires the completion of 18 credits of coursework and a practicum in the field. This flexibility allows candidates to choose the path that best suits their professional aspirations and schedule.

At CUW, we understand the importance of offering programs that are not only academically rigorous but also convenient for working professionals. Both the District Administrator and Director of Special Education and Pupil Service Licensure Programs are designed with this in mind, providing the opportunity for career advancement while accommodating your busy schedule.

Want in?

As Concordia strives to meet the evolving needs of district administrators, we believe that these new programs will play a vital role in elevating the quality of education across districts. We invite you to explore these programs, and we are confident that they will empower you to lead with excellence.

If you have any questions or need further information about these programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to our admissions team. We are excited to embark on this educational journey with you. We look forward to helping you achieve your professional goals.

—This article is written by Chris Scudella, PhD. She serves as an assistant professor and director of Graduate Education Administration at CUW.