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    Administrative licensure

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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 help 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, since school and district leaders must focus on results-based education, foster leadership across learning environments, and meet the needs of an increasingly broad range of stakeholders.

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    Administrative licensure program overview

    Balance work and school

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

    Start sooner

    You can begin in February, June, or September.

    Finish faster

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

  • Low-residency 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 meetings.

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  • Licenses and courses

    Choose the option that best meets your goals with our three licensure areas: superintendent, principal, and director of special education.

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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 any licensure program serves as preparation for seeking initial or additional licensure in the State of Minnesota. For more information regarding Minnesota educator licensure requirements, visit the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board website.