Superintendent Admissions

Requirements for Admission

Individuals applying for admission must meet all requirements for admission to The Graduate School, University of Kentucky as defined by the Bulletin of The Graduate School current at the time of application, and requirements for admission of the Department of Educational Leadership Studies, including but not limited to:

  • Qualification for a Kentucky classroom teaching certificate
  • Three years full-time teaching experience
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, with a total cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Completion of Level I and Level II preparation and certification for any one of the following positions:
    • School Principal, All Grades;
    • Supervisor of Instruction, Grades P-12
  • At least two years full-time experience in one or more of the following positions:
    • School Principal (any level)
    • Supervisor of Instruction;
    • Guidance Counselor;
    • Director of Pupil Personnel;
    • Director of Special Education;
    • School Business Administrator;
    • Coordinator/Administrator/Supervisor of District Services;
    • Coordinator of Vocational Education
  • Positive recommendation for admissions from the UK Department of Educational Leadership Studies admissions committee 


Program Exit Requirements

  • Completion of the requiregram Exit Requirements program, and
  • A cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale