District Leadership
Online Certificate

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The District Leadership Graduate Certificate program is a 15-hour non-degree, licensure program in partial fulfillment for the requirements for a Kansas District Leadership License. All of the courses may be applied to the Educational Specialist Degree (EdS) in Advanced Studies in Leadership emphasis in General school Administration. Financial aid is available for the fall and spring semesters only.



  • Total per credit hour


  • Credit hours
  • Total tuition = $5,610*
    *Cost per credit hour and total tuition is based on 2022-2023 academic year tuition rates and assuming all coursework is completed online in the 2022-2023 academic year. Cost per credit hour and total tuition will vary if studies span over one or more academic year.

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  • Procedural Steps for Certificate
  • Career Options

Admission Requirements:

  • Candidate must hold a bachelor's and master's degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in master's degree program
  • Hold a valid Building Administrator License
  1. Apply for the District Leadership Graduate Certificate through the Office of Graduate Studies
  2. Submit an Official Transcript
  3. Student must petition for completion of the certificate program during the last semester of coursework 

Students may enter the program in the Fall Semester Only.

Most graduates of this program serve as a School District Superintendent or an Assistant School District Superintendent. Other graduates lead educational organizations both profit and nonprofit.

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Whether you are beginning your career with a Bachelor of Science in Education or want to grow professionally with a Master's Degree or Educational Specialist, we believe this is the place for you! With accredited programs, campus, online and hybrid classes, caring faculty and staff to guide you, you can begin or continue your journey toward a rewarding life in the field of Education and Leadership.

The department offers Alternative Teaching Licensure programs in Special Education and Secondary Education. Certificates that lead to an endorsement to a teaching license in a variety of educational areas are available.

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