Educational Specialist Degree

Principal Licensure / Superintendent Licensure

100% Online 30 major credits * 18 months

Affordable Tuition

$134/mo

*if using financial aid

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What You Learn

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Educational Leadership at Concordia University, St. Paul is for students seeking to maximize their leadership talents and skills in Early Childhood through Grade 12 educational settings, including eligibility for licensure in the state of Minnesota as a K-12 principal or superintendent.

The program includes eight (8) three-credit online semester courses and three (3) two-credit semester internship experience courses for a total of 30 graduate hours. The Internship Experience courses are designed to meet the 320 hours of internship required in Minnesota Rule.

The final steps in the Ed.S. program are to meet competency requirements in Minnesota Rule including a digital portfolio and a situational observation interview.  The resulting degree is an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership. Candidates completing their Ed.S. degree in Educational Leadership at Concordia University, St. Paul are eligible to apply to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) for their Minnesota public school administrator license. The degree program is approved by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA) and meets all public school licensure requirements in Minnesota Administrative Rule 3512. 

How You Learn

Online Format: This program is an exclusively online cohort learning experience conducted via video conferencing and through the online learning management system (Blackboard).  A weekly 90-minute video-conference session with the instructor and members of the cohort is required to advance the leadership learning in a virtual team setting. You will complete one 3 credit course every 8 weeks. The program is conducted as an online cohort program from beginning to end with start dates in September and March.

Career Outcomes

At completion of the program as outlined below, you will earn an Educational Specialist degree and be eligible for licensure in the state of Minnesota as a K-12 principal or superintendent.

Licensure Disclosure Statement: 

Each state has different requirements for professional licensure and certifications. CSP’s Principal/Superintendent programs are designed specifically to prepare students for licensure in Minnesota, but are not approved by any other state licensing boards for licensure in those states.

Degree Requirements

Educational Specialist Administrator Licensure Program of Study

K-12 Principal

Course #         TitleHours
EDU 7001School Leadership: Foundations I3

EDU 7002

School Leadership: Foundations II3

EDU 7003

School Leadership for All Learners3

EDU 7004

School Leadership for Instruction and Learning3

EDU 7005

Organizational Leadership and Management for School Leaders3

EDU 7006

Strategic Advancement for School Leaders3

EDU 7007

Leadership of a Learning Organization3

EDU 7008

Ethical and Legal School Leadership3

EDU 7009

Elementary Level Internship

2

ED 7010

Middle Level Internship

2
ED 7011

Secondary Level Internship

2
 Digital Portfolio & Situational Observation Interview0
 Total Credit Hours:30
Non Licensed Teachers Only:
ED7013 Teaching Internship
4
 Total Credit Hours for Non-Licensed Teachers:34

 


Educational Specialist Administrator Licensure Program of Study

Superintendent Licensure

Course #         TitleHours

EDU 7012

District Leadership: Foundations I3

EDU 7013

District Leadership: Foundations II3

EDU 7014

District Leadership for All Learners3

EDU 7015

District Leadership for Instruction and Learning3

EDU 7016

Organizational Leadership and Management for District Leaders3

EDU 7017

Strategic Advancement for District Leaders3

EDU 7018

District Leadership of a Learning Organization3

EDU 7019

Ethical and Legal District Leadership3
ED 7039Superintendent Internship6
 Situational Observation/Capstone0
 Total Credit Hours:30
Please Note:

This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.