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Educational Administration and Leadership Program

The Educational Administration 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 based 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 administration professionals.

The Educational Administration and Leadership program is designed as a five-semester program. Each semester ranges between a one and ten credit course load to accommodate teachers’ busy schedules. The program will begin with one weekend per month to earn it in under two years.

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. 

Applying for your Administrative License:

Here’s the link for BOSA on what is needed for licensure:

Please review the steps for applying for administrative licenses found on the Education Licensure webpage.

Complete the PELSB Administrative Licensure Application found here:

Mail all application materials to:

Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
Bandana Blv-d. E., Suite 222
St. Paul, MN 55108-5111

Once PELSB receives your application, it will likely take 4-6 weeks for your license to be processed. No paper licenses are mailed out. You can use the PELSB License Lookup tool to check the status of your license application.

Administrative Licensure renewal information:

Licensed MN School Administrators need to complete 125 CEUs in a five year period. Approved CEU options are located at the Board of School Administrators website:

Approved CEU Events:

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