What Does A Superintendent Do?
A superintendent oversees everything that has to do with a school system. He/she is basically the CEO of an entire school system.
How Do I Become A Superintendent?
A master’s degree in educational leadership or administration is generally required to obtain this position. In some districts, a specialist degree or doctorate may be required. A master’s degree typically takes about two-three years to earn after first earning a four-year bachelor’s degree. A specialist degree may take an additional one-two years after the master’s degree, while a doctorate may take an additional two-three years after the master’s degree is earned, depending on the specific program.
What is the Average Salary For A Superintendent?
According to Payscale:
High – 186,000
Median – 116,000
Low – 82,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Superintendent?
- Science – As much as possible, including psychology!
- Math – As much as possible!
- English – As much as possible!
- Public Speaking
What Is The Work Environment For A Superintendent?
Superintendents work in school district offices. They are likely to spend some time visiting schools within their district, and they will need to work year-round.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Superintendent?
Because of the limited number of these positions, there is likely to be a lot of competition for these jobs.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada