The District CEO
Superintendents set the direction for their school districts while working with and responding to boards of trustees, teachers, parents, students and the community. Superintendents in Montana are required to hold a Class 3 Administrative License with the proper endorsement. To obtain this license you must hold a master’s degree and a principal license. Studies include coursework in personnel administration, public relations and facilities planning, along with field experience.
of faculty members with K-20 leadership experience
in scholarships awarded annually
degrees and certificates available in distance formats
- M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master's
- Ed.S. in Educational Leadership Doctorate/Specialist
- Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Doctorate/Specialist
- Superintendent Licensure Certificate Certificate
Come to Class from Anywhere in the World
Our distance students attend class via “robotic telepresence." Using their own computers to control robots located in the classroom, they can move around, turn and talk to classmates, and fully engage in group discussions.
Inspired to Lead
“I do not think I have ever encountered a department which is so cohesive, so encouraging as the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Montana. It is a true privilege to be included, as a doctoral student, within this department.” – Nancy Dold, Ed.D. Candidate
Respected and Recognized Faculty
Learn from faculty with a depth of knowledge built on decades of practical and successful experience in educational administration internationally, across the U.S., and throughout Montana. Our faculty specialize in school law, higher education, finance, human resources, leadership, data analysis, and current issues in rural education.
The Department of Educational Leadership empowers individuals to challenge the future by preparing professionals for leadership based on research of best practices, helping individuals to see a better future, developing a future-focused role for leaders, preparing leaders to invent their future and the future of others, influencing individuals to realize what could be, preparing people for an uncertain world, preparing leaders to realize a better future and applying theory to practice.