Superintendent Preparation Program


Superintendent Preparation Program

Available for those with a Master's degree and Colorado Principal Licensure, this intensive program will enable you to become eligible for state Administrator Licensure.

The program is three courses, a total of nine graduate credits:

  • LEAD 6860 - The Superintendent as a Transformational Leader (Fall)
  • LEAD 6870 - Superintendent as Manager of Quality Systems (Spring)
  • LEAD 6880 - Practicum in Central Office Administration at Your School (Summer)


Course Description

As an active participant in this program you will:

  • Develop as a leader through an expanded self knowledge and world view.
  • Learn how to guide an educational team as they integrate recommendations from research with an assessment of the needs of a school community and create a plan for student success.
  • Explore the political and social implications of schooling and the educational requirements of a diverse, democratic, multicultural society.
  • Discover how technology can be utilized to enhance management and communication.
  • Develop school management competencies and leadership strategies.
  • Enhance your ability to ignite and inspire others!

Classes meet for four Saturdays each semester from 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Specific class dates will be determined before the start of each semester.


Admission Requirements

To be considered for the Superintendent Preparation Program, please go to Graduate Online Application and follow the instructions.

When you get to the drop down menu asking you to select a field of study, choose "Endorsement/Certificate Programs" and then choose the subplan "Superintendent" at the next dropdown.

If you have questions about the online application, please contact the College of Education, Student Resource Office at: 719-255-4996 or


Complete the form below if you are interested in being contacted about future offerings of this course:

Professional Development Interest Form


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