• Administrative Licensure Low-Residency Programs

    Administrative leaders who can rise to the challenges of leading today's schools are in high demand. Hamline's Administrative Licensure program will prepare you for instructional leadership to effectively address changing demographics, focus on results-based education, and address the needs of an increasingly broad range of stakeholders. 

    With Hamline's Administrative Licensure program, you will:

    • Grow your foundational knowledge through quality instruction that blends theory and practice.
    • Expand your leadership skills through meaningful and relevant curriculum.
    • Develop--through hands-on experiences--the confidences in assuming the complex duties required of education leaders in today's schools and districts.
    • Broaden the scope of your leadership skills by adding an additional Administrative License.

    Program Overview

    Program Format

    • Low-residency (courses blend online instruction with limited campus-based instruction)

    Program Begins

    • Fall, spring, and summer terms

    Time to Complete

    • Typical time for completion is two years

    Program Details


    View current tuition rates.

    Hamline offers a pathway to administrative licensure for K-12 Principals, District Superintendents and Special Education Directors. Hamline's Administrative Licensure program is compliant with all requirements described in Minnesota Administrative Rules, chapter 3512.  Hamline's administrative licensure programs are licensure only, and may be applied toward Hamline's doctorate in education (Ed.D).

    Visit our FAQ page and find answers to common questions about Hamline's Administrative Licensure program.

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Administrative Licensure.

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    Contact a Graduate Admission counselor and request information to learn more about enrolling in the Administrative Licensure program.

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