Administrator License: Executive Leadership Program

License

Completers of University of Colorado Denver's Executive Leadership certificate are fully prepared to take the PLACE Administrator exam for licensure. The Administrator license allows education leaders to take on executive roles at the district level to assume roles such as president, superintendent and other district-level leadership roles and responsibilities.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Education & Human Development Campus: CU Denver Online Classroom: Online and on campus classes Recommended completion time: 1 year Credits required for completion: 12 Application deadline: Rolling decision

The Details

What you'll learn

The Executive Leadership certificate program is part of CU Denver’s Leadership for Educational Organizations program. We invite and admit professionals across Colorado who have a master's degree and a minimum of five years of leadership experience in education. Our program prepares you to assume roles such as president, superintendent and other district-level leadership roles and responsibilities. The skills you will develop will prepare you to lead districts to be inclusive, highly effective and future-ready.

Completers of University of Colorado Denver's Executive Leadership certificate (hyperlink to certificate page) are fully prepared to take the PLACE Administrator exam for licensure. This license opens the door to executive district roles.

CU Denver provides institutional recommendations for the Administrator license. You will need to complete a portfolio for the licenses. Please review the PLACE website for detailed instructions. (hyperlink to site.)

Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development

You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career as an executive leader in a school district. We have a name that is recognized for preparing leaders of excellence who value equal opportunities in education. Additionally, CU Denver’s School of Education and Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top education schools in the country.

Admissions Requirements

Application Deadlines

The following deadlines are firm, early submissions are encouraged.

Fall Semester: June 1

Spring Semester: November 1

Summer Semester: April 1

Application Requirements

  • 3 recommendation letters
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • If applying for an endorsement, a copy of your Teaching License is required
  • Resume/CV
  • Written Statement: Describe your interest in the program, your special strengths, and the goals you hope to achieve through your work in the program
  • $50.00 application fee
  • International Applicants only: Proof of English Language Proficiency (International applicants should review the following information regarding English language proficiency)
  • Admissions Interview: An interview may be required as part of the admissions process. If so, applicants will be contacted with more details.

For more information, email education@ucdenver.edu or call 303.315.6300.

Additional Requirements

We welcome applications from motivated individuals who have a strong passion for education.

Candidates must pass the PRAXIS exam and pass a practicum portfolio review before applying for licensure.