• 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 result-based education, foster leadership across learning environments and meet the needs of an increasingly broad range of stakeholders.

    Program Overview

    Program delivery

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

    Program start

    • Fall, spring, and summer terms

    Time to Complete

    • Typical time for completion is two years


    •  Up to 30 credits (26 required and 0-4 elective) 


    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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