Administrative Licensure can provide new career opportunities for experienced P-12 teachers who have already earned a master’s degree and also have at least three years of teaching experience. The School of Education offers preparation for three administrative licenses: Principal, Superintendent, and Director of Special Education.
The Administrative Licensure program prepares students for instructional leadership to effectively address changing demographics, focus on results-based education, and address the needs of an increasingly broad range of stakeholders. Students in the program:
- grow foundational knowledge through instruction that blends theory and practice;
- expand leadership skills through meaningful and relevant curriculum;
- develop the confidences necessary for educational leaders assuming the complex duties required in today’s schools and districts.
The state of Minnesota requires administrative licensure applicants to acquire a minimum of 60 credits past a baccalaureate degree, which must include a master’s degree.
Administrative licensure candidates at Hamline complete an Initial Leadership Assessment course that will determine development for collaborative and diversity leadership, as well as to establish a program plan for licensure completion. This also includes an initial competency assessment of the state’s administrative licensure requirements.
The program is offered in a low-residency format that blends online instruction with campus-based instruction.