Superintendent License

Earn your superintendent license completely online

(Tony Fenstermaker completed his principal and superintendent license at UF. He is now the superintendent for McComb school district.)


School superintendents often oversee the largest business in the community - it s school system. The position requires a thorough knowledge of educational theory, school finances, and strategic planning and visioning.​


An educator who holds a principal or administrative specialist license can add a superintendent license through coursework at the University of Findlay. In addition to overseeing a school system, holders of the superintendent license can teach or supervise programs for children ages three through 21 (kindergarten through grade 12).


School superintendents are true leaders in their districts with an average annual salary of approximately $125,000. Superintendents have extensive responsibilities including:  

  • Achieving short and long-term financial and operational goals

  • Overseeing all aspects of a district's operational policies, objectives, and initiatives

  • Enhancing student performance

  • Showing sensitivity to diverse community and student populations

Other requirements

In addition to coursework, individuals must meet the following requirements to earn the superintendent license: 

  • Three years of successful experience in a position requiring a principal or administrative specialist license;

  • Completion of an approved preparation program for superintendents;

  • Pass a criminal background check.