Direct. Inspire. Make informed decisions and tackle obstacles to improve educational opportunities and environments. Make a difference as a school superintendent.

The online Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program supplies the knowledge and credentials needed to work as a school superintendent.

What Does a Career as a School Superintendent Look Like?

School superintendents are responsible for the leadership and management of a school district.

School superintendents typically:

  • Implement the school board's vision by making strategic decisions about educational programs, spending, staff, and facilities.
  • Ensure school activities, policies, and procedures comply with regulations.
  • Evaluate and standardize curricula and teaching techniques.
  • Hire, supervise, and manage the central staff and principals.
  • Collaborate with principals to develop and maintain curriculum standards, goals and objectives.
  • Address problems and obstacles around educational opportunities and achievement of academic and student behavior goals.

School Superintendent Career Salary

Professionals working in North Carolina as superintendents earn a median salary of $111,322 (as of 2018).

What Education is Required to Work as a School Superintendent?

Over 60% of the professionals currently working as school superintendents have a master’s degree, and approximately 31% have a doctoral degree.

School Superintendent Job Opportunities

Job titles in this industry vary by employer. Graduates of this degree program find employment working as the following:

  • Superintendent
  • System Superintendent

School superintendents are in demand. Explore job opportunities here.

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Passionate about education? Apply now to get the education required to work as a school superintendent.

Data sourced from Burning Glass Program Insight and: 
Burning Glass Technologies. 2018.