Educational Administration and Leadership

The Educational Administrative and Leadership program is for Pre K-12 Principals, Superintendents, and Special Education Directors. The course layout is rigorous, experimental and focused on developing transformational leadership through projects, research, case studies, scenarios, simulations, in-box activities, and field experiences. Skill development will be focused on reflective leadership, data-driven decision-making, quality assessments, and research-based strategies to improve student learning. Program participants will also develop a professional portfolio cased on national and state standards.This program has received approval from the Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA).

The courses will be offered in a learning community format.  It is an off-campus graduate studies program that offers educators the opportunity to gain their degree or licensure close to home. Each Learning Community studies together for two academic years, meeting an equivalent of twenty times, or ten-weekend meetings each year. The program utilizes group participation and exchanges between students and administrative professionals.

The Educational Administrative and Leadership program is designed as a five-semester program with 36 total credits. Each semester ranges between a one and ten credit course load to accommodate teachers’ busy schedules. The program will begin with one week-long Leadership Academy which is run in July and then one weekend per month to earn it in under two years.

EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION & LEADERSHIP CORE COURSES:
ED 670 Intro to Leadership & Ed. Issues - 3cr.
ED 674 Ed. Systems & Organizations - 3cr.
ED 675 Legal Issues & Special Ed. Laws - 3cr.
ED 676 Data-Driven Decision - 3cr.
ED 678 Instructional Leadership for All Learners - 3cr.
ED 679 Financial & Resource Management - 3cr.
ED 681 Transforming Principal Perspectives - 3cr.
ED 691 Change Agents in the 21st Century - 3cr.
ED 695 Supervision & School Relationships - 3cr.

PORTFOLIO COURSES: 
ED 671 Portfolio Development - 3cr.
ED 672 Portfolio Implementation - 3cr.
ED 673 Portfolio Capstone - 3cr.

RESEARCH SEMINARS & FIELD EXPERIENCES: 
ED 684 Research Seminar & Field Experience I: Principal, Special Education Director, Superintendent, Ed. Specialist - 3cr.
ED 685 Research Seminar & Field Experience II:Principal, Special Education Director, Superintendent, Ed. Specialist - 3cr.

EMPHASIS AREA (CHOOSE ONE): 
1. SUPERINTENDENT EMPHASIS
ED 682 Transforming Superintendent Perspectives - 3cr.
ED 684 Research Seminar & Field Experience I - 3cr.
ED 685 Research Seminar & Field Experience II - 3cr.

2. SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR EMPHASIS
ED 683 Transforming Special Ed. Director Perspectives & SPED Law - 3cr.
ED 684 Research Seminar & Field Experience I - 3cr.
ED 685 Research Seminar & Field Experience II - 3cr.

For more information on the curriculum please check out the course descriptions located in the academic catalog.

To learn more about the application and financial aid process visit frequently asked questions. 

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