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

Field Experience

Field experience is required for licensure as an administrator by the state of Minnesota.

Licensure areas include:

  • K-12 principal
  • Superintendent
  • Director of special education
  • Director of community education

The competencies specified in Minnesota Rule 3512.020 provide the foundation for the field experience. The state of Minnesota requires that each candidate seeking administrative licensure must show knowledge, ability and dispositions in 13 core competencies as well as additional sub-competencies associated with the area in which the student is seeking licensure. It is the sub-competencies that distinguish one licensure area from another.