Education Administration and Leadership (Post-Master 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

Popular Careers

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

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall July 15 (Priority) May 15 (Priority) July 15 (Priority)
Spring Nov. 15 (Priority) Sept. 15 (Priority) Nov. 15 (Priority)
Summer May 1 (Priority) Feb. 15 (Priority) May 1 (Priority)

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