Educational Administration and Leadership (Post-Master Graduate Certificate or Specialist)

Educational Administration and Leadership (Post-Master Graduate Certificate or Specialist)

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Educational Administration and Leadership (Post-Master Certificate or Specialist)

Educational Administration and Leadership (Post-Master Graduate Certificate or Specialist)

You'll enjoy a practitioner-focused curriculum that can lead to three administrative licensures —

  • PK-12 school principal
  • Special education director
  • Superintendent of schools

No matter which licensure you are pursuing, you will receive training in a core of professional leadership courses and academic experiences appropriate to your program. All three programs include coursework leading to eligibility for administrative licensure. Coursework is competency-based to meet Minnesota state requirements in licensure. 

Program Highlights

  • Students may pursue multiple licenses at one time
  • Convenient online, blended, evening, weekend, and 1-week accelerated courses
  • Start fall, spring, or summer
  • Progress at your own pace
  • Enjoy courses in St. Cloud or Brooklyn Park
  • Connect and engage with your professors and colleagues
  • Faculty are accomplished professionals from the field
  • Certificate completion in one year: 30 credit program.
  • Specialist students complete 36 credits and a research study to earn the Ed.S.
  • Continue your education with a doctorate in Educational Administration and Leadership.

Program Distinctions

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall July 15/Rolling May 15/Rolling July 15/Rolling
Spring Nov. 15/Rolling Sept. 15/Rolling Nov. 15/Rolling
Summer May 1/Rolling Feb. 15/Rolling May 1/Rolling

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends SCSU at North Hennepin Community College

Graduate Directors

Dr. Amy Christensen - SPED, Superintendent
Dr. David Lund - Principal

Popular Careers

  • Special education director
  • Elementary principal
  • Middle school principal
  • High school principal
  • Superintendent of schools
  • Community education director
  • Activities/Athletic director

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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