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Non-Degree District Leadership (Superintendent) Endorsement

The Department of Advanced Education Programs also offers a non-degree District Leadership (Superintendent) Endorsement for those who want a specialized administrative endorsement, but do not want to pursue the Specialist in Education Degree. Earning this endorsement will give you specialized training in the skills that will help you become a stronger educational leader.

If you choose to pursue this non-degree option, you must apply to the FHSU Graduate School as a non-degree seeking student.

Non-Degree District Leadership (Superintendent) Endorsement Requirements

• Master's degree and Building Leadership (Principal) Endorsement.
• A total of 18 credit hours outlined below
• Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA in all graduate course work.

For more information on this program, and how it might benefit your career, please contact Mrs. Amanda Frank at

Endorsement in District Leadership (Superintendent) Course Requirements (Revised 7/3/18)

  • SPED 801 Legal/Professional Issues in Special Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDL 951 District Administration (3 credit hours)
  • EDL 952 District Administration Trends and Practices (3 credit hours)
  • EDL 954 District Finance (3 credit hours)
  • EDL 955 District Facilities (3 credit hours)
  • AEP 979 Practicum in Education III: District Leader (3 credit hours)


Total Credit Hours: 18

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