Educational Administration and Leadership (M.S.)

Requirements and Details

Program
Requirements

Complete admission and program requirements are found in the University Catalog.

The master's degree can be pursued by applicants who do not hold teaching licensure.  Alternative licensure requirements are available for students without three years of teaching experience.

Minnesota administrative licensure requirements

Currently the state of Minnesota requires that applicants for administrative licensure have at least three years teaching experience or be eligible to apply for alternative licensure.

Licensure requires a Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership/Administration plus 30 semester credits, obtainable through the sixth-year graduate certificate licensure tracks or the specialist degree program. A final portfolio assessment is also required of licensure candidates.

More information is available at the Board of School Administrators

Admission information

  • Undergraduate GPA is closely reviewed. A large emphasis is placed on scholarship within the undergraduate education core.
  • Admission decisions are made throughout the year as completed application files are received. Students may be admitted for fall, spring and summer terms. 
  • Recommendations are required. 

Special student

If you would like to take courses without pursuing a degree or would like to begin coursework before you are formally accepted to St. Cloud State, you can register as a Special Student.

Once you have registered as a Special Student, you can activate your StarID. Your StarID allows you to access to the university’s Online Services.