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Administrative Licensure Program at SMSU Granted Approval by Board of School Administrators

Posted from Friday, June 26, 2020 through Friday, July 10, 2020

The Southwest Minnesota State University Administrative Licensure Program has been granted a five-year approval by the state Board of School Administrators (BOSA).

The program is for educators with master’s degree who want to become a K-12 principal, superintendent or special education director, said Dr. Tanya Yerigan, Graduate Education Director, who led the group that presented to BOSA.

“We had a provisional approval, where we received a one-year extension to complete some things they wanted to see,” said Yerigan. “Now, for the first time, we received the full five-year approval. It means we are on the right track, and that BOSA likes what we are doing. We made a lot of program improvements in the last year.”

The two-year licensure program consists of learning communities and is delivered in person, and through videoconferencing, she said. “It has proven to be a popular program, and we have several openings for the coming year,” she said.

“I can’t say enough about what a strong team we put together at SMSU and from area experts. Everyone’s dedication and hard work is what made this such a success,” she said.

“I’m really proud of what Tanya and her group has done, in a very short period of time,” said Dr. Raphael Onyeaghala, Dean of Business, Education, Graduate and Professional Studies. “We made improvements to the program, and it’s nice to see that recognized by BOSA.”

To learn more about the program, contact McCoss-Yerigan at:



Category: Academic