• Administrative License Current Students

    Program Welcome

    Welcome to the Administrative License program. The HSE staff and faculty are here to ensure that you have all the program information and resources necessary to be a successful Administrative License student.

    Program and Contact Information

    Program Information

    The required curriculum for all administrative license areas includes 26 required credits and 0-4 elective credits. Convenient program planners (found in the Documents/Forms Library below) are available for your use as you proceed through your program.

    Staff Contact

    Kimberly Hartung

    If you have any questions or need assistance, your staff contact is:
    Kimberly Hartung, Associate Professor and Administrative Licensure Program Director

    Program Orientation

    A program orientation is provided for all new students in the Administrative Licensure program, as a kick-off to the introductory courses. Attendance at the orientation is mandatory. It is offered on a Saturday in Fall and Spring terms and on a weekday in Summer term. The orientation provides a program overview, insights into MN Rule 3512 licensure requirements and opportunity for Q & A.

    Field Experience

    The field experience includes a minimum of 320 hours of practical experience in two or more settings, depending upon licensure type. Administrative candidates are exposed to a variety of leadership opportunities in school and district settings during their field experience. Detailed information on field experiences (including prerequisites and sequence of field experiences) is available in the Administrative Licensure Student Handbook.

    Electronic Portfolio

    Each administrative licensure candidate will develop an electronic portfolio to be completed for the Exit Interview. Students develop their electronic portfolio using Google Sites. This portfolio will be presented to a panel of licensed administrators during their final field experience course. Detailed information on electronic portfolio requirements is available in the Administrative Licensure Student Handbook.

    Earning an Additional License

    Students seeking an additional Minnesota administrative license can complete another license with only 11 credits of licensure courses. To begin this process, they must take and complete the one one-credit Additional Leadership Assessment course for the new licensure area. This Independent Study is completed with the licensure advisor. The additional 10 credits include the following classes:

    • The 4-credit core course related to the licensure area (K-12 Principal, Special Education Director, or Superintendency)
    • Field Experience I: Plan (2 credits)
    • Field Experience II: Portfolio (2 credits)
    • Field Experience III: Exit (2 credits)

    Documents/Forms Library

    Administrative License Student Handbook
    Administrative Licensure FAQs
    Alternative Administrative Licensure Commonly Asked Questions