Programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA).
Minnesota State University Moorhead offers a highly individualized program to prepare aspiring administrators for licensure as a Director of Community Education, Director of Special Education, K-12 principal, and Superintendent. The program is planned as a competency-based program to meet each licensure area. Competencies are demonstrated through the computation of exhibits/artifacts chosen by each candidate as a result of a pre-assessment of knowledge, skills, dispositions, coursework, and a final oral presentation and assessment. Most candidates complete the program in one to two years. This program is delivered in online format.
The following requirements fully implement the regulations set by the state of Minnesota legislation (M.S. 3512). Upon successful completion of the requirements, the university endorses the candidate to Minnesota Department of Education, which issues the license. Candidates applying to the licensure program, must have a master's degree and fulfill the requirements for admission to the specialist degree program.
Upon acceptance into the program, the following will occur: