Leaders in Education
Today’s educational leaders need to confidently navigate complex educational issues, establish strategic direction to ensure student outcomes, communicate effectively with multiple audiences, and build and inspire teams that are committed to student success. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota will provide the knowledge on how to do so.
With classes taught by experienced administrators, the Saint Mary’s Education Specialist in Educational Administration degree will provide the educational foundation you need to successfully manage the demands of a contemporary school community as a K-12 principal, director of special education, or superintendent.
Saint Mary’s hosted the inaugural Summer Institute for students in the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program in June on its Twin Cities Campus. The Summer Institute encompassed a variety of presentations including an introduction to a virtue-based approach to professional ethics for educational leaders.
Administrative Licensure Preparation Pathways
Our practitioner-focused curriculum is taught by experienced administrators and experts in the field. In the administrative preparation segment of the program, you’ll master the competencies common to all areas of educational administrative licensure in Minnesota. Instruction focuses on combining organizational leadership theories with the practical skills that school administrators need to become effective leaders of learning organizations.
The program consists of 29 credits for initial K–12 principal or director of special education preparation (or 41 credits for both). Finish by obtaining your graduate certificate or choose to continue your education by completing six credits toward superintendency preparation, or complete the Ed.S. degree.