Educational Administration & Leadership


Program Title

Educational Administration & Leadership

Degree Designation


Award Type

Specialist, Advanced Prof, MFA, JD

Program Level


Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

The Educational Administration and Leadership Specialist program develops leaders for Minnesota's schools. The program provides coursework leading to eligibility for a K-12 principal, superintendent or director of special education licensure. The program includes a core of pre-professional leadership courses and academic experiences appropriate to the program. A minimum of 36 credits, including field study, is required.


College of Education and Learning Design




Free Form Requisites

Admissions Requirements

  • Master of Science in Education Administration and Leadership or an acceptable equivalent is required.

  • The GRE is not required.

Program Requirements

Research (9): EDAD 686, EDAD 694, COUN 678.

Administrative (15): EDAD 609, EDAD 612, EDAD 619, EDAD 622, EDAD 631, EDAD 652, EDAD 657.

Administrative Specialty (8): EDAD 601, EDAD 605, EDAD 608, EDAD 611, EDAD 613, EDAD 616.

Field Experience (4, 320 hours): EDAD 674, EDAD 676, EDAD 678.


A field experience may be part of this program (320 hours with 4 credits Field Experience and 1 credit Portfolio review). May lead to administration licensure. A written thesis is required. It is recommended that specialist students with a master's outside of educational administration take course, course, course, and course.

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes


Understands how to facilitate the development, articulation, and implementation of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.


Demonstrates capacity to advocate, nurture, and sustain a School culture and an instructional program conducive to student learning.


Demonstrate the ability to manage the organization operations to produce a safe, efficient and effective learning environment.


Collaborates with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs and mobilizes resources.


Understands ethical aspects of school-community relations.


Responds to, and influences the larger political, social economic, legal and cultural context.

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