The Superintendent Endorsement program prepares candidates to be:

  • Superintendents in Iowa
  • Leaders in K-12 school districts
  • Chief administrators in area education agencies
  • Administrators in state or federal departments of education


The Superintendent Endorsement is a non-degree program consisting of 30 semester hours of coursework. Candidates must already have an Iowa Administration License and at least 3 years of principal experience in order to obtain the superintendent endorsement (State of Iowa Endorsement 171).