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What will I learn?

Program Description

The Executive Leadership program at Central Connecticut State University is designed for educational leaders seeking certification as a School District Superintendent (093). The student will develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the school superintendent and other central office leadership positions. The coursework addresses the diverse groups, tasks, and issues facing the superintendent and central office administrators. Leading for equity is a major focus of the program. The core program consists of three courses on theory, research, and practice (EDL 681, EDL 682 and EDL 683) and a two-semester, year-long internship with a superintendent mentor (EDL 695 and EDL 696). All courses are taken in a cohort model to enable students to foster collegial networking and to strengthen collaborative skills. Candidates complete 15 semester hours as mandated by the State Department of Education.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes - Program outcomes mirror the ELCC District Level standards

  • ELCC Standard 1.0: A district level education leader applies knowledge that promotes the success of every student by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a shared district vision of learning through the collection and use of data to identify district goals, assess organizational effectiveness, and implement district plans to achieve district goals; promotion of continual and sustainable district improvement; and evaluation of district progress and revision of district plans supported by district stakeholders.
  • ELCC Standard 3.0: A district-level education leader applies knowledge that promotes the success of every student by ensuring the management of the district’s organization, operation, and resources through monitoring and evaluating district management and operational systems; efficiently using human, fiscal, and technological resources within the district; promoting district-level policies and procedures that protect the welfare and safety of students and staff across the district; developing district capacity for distributed leadership; and ensuring that district time focuses on high-quality instruction and student learning.

Which department am I in?

School of Education and Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$26,072.00 per year
USD $13,036 per term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 May 2022


School of Education and Professional Studies

Carroll Hall Room 150,



06050, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States


Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or the international equivalent) with an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.70 or higher. No GMAT is required. Applicants with a GPA between 2.40 and 2.69 may be considered for conditional admission.

For international students

Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a minimum graduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale.

Proof of competency in English as indicated by the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of no less than 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 79 on the Internet-based test (iBT); a 6.5 on the IELTS is also acceptable.

Applications are due by April 15 for full consideration for summer admission.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.