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  • Lead from the outside in.

    Change doesn't only occur in the classroom. Administrative leaders who can rise to the challenges of advocating for today's schools are in high demand. You've already shown your dedication to the education field; now take the next step to guide it into the future.

    With Hamline's Administrative Licensure program, you will:

    • Grow your foundational knowledge through quality instruction that blends theory and practice.
    • Develop—through hands-on experiences—the confidence in assuming the complex duties required of education leaders in today's schools and districts.
    • Enhance your skills to include culturally responsive instructional leadership to meet the needs of an increasingly broad range of stakeholders, foster leadership across learning environments, and implement result-based education.

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    Administrative licensure program overview

    Balance work and school

    With our hybrid program, you experience maximum flexibility and conveniences with courses that blend online instruction with limited campus-based instruction.

    Start sooner

    Begin in February, June, or September.

    Finish faster

    Complete your administrative license at your own pace, even in as few as 21-24 months.

    Areas of Administrative Licensure K-12 Principal
    Director of Special Education
    District Superindendent
  • Hybrid program

    Knowing how challenging it can be to balance work, school, and other obligations, we’ve created a low-residency program that combines the best of online learning with the added benefit of some on-campus courses.

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  • Degree and license options

    Choose from three licensure areas: superintendent, principal, and director of special education. And you can complete your Educational Specialist degree with just two more courses. Or, apply your coursework toward your EdD.


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  • Affordable tuition

    Hamline’s program is a cost-effective option for educators seeking to deepen their expertise. View current program tuition rates.

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  • Get your questions answered

    Get answers to your questions, including those concerning Minnesota licensure requirements, initial competency assessment, alternative licensure, and more.

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  • Completion of a MN administrative license requires an educator license from the state of MN or another state. Coursework required for aMN  administrative license, by educators who are licensed as administrators in other states, is determined by a MN Board of School Administrator (BOSA) approved Administrative Licensure preparation program. Questions and details about this process can be found at the MN BOSA Website.