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 delivered as a competency-based program to meet each licensure area. The program allows students to gain leadership skills and knowledge as well as disposition awareness through course work and practicum experiences. Competencies are demonstrated through the compilation of exhibits/artifacts and reflections in an electronic portfolio 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:
NOTE: Aspiring Directors of Community Education must attain at least 20 specific graduate credits and hold a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment and participate in a minimum of 3 credits of practicum work.
Director of Community Education
Director of Special Education
Alternative Licensure RequirementsA route is open to aspiring principals and superintendents who have no teaching experience. These candidates must complete all licensure requirements and demonstrate the equivalency of one year of teaching experience. For specific information contact the licensure coordinator.