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  • Educational Specialist

    Lead school innovation and transformation.

    School districts are looking for leaders prepared to help students succeed from day one. With Hamline’s Educational Specialist degree, you will receive the preparation required to implement impactful change, build relationships, and become a culturally responsive and effective educator-leader.

    You will:

    • Complete your administrative licensure in one of three areas: principal, superintendent, or director of special education.
    • Develop the skills and strategies for equitable school innovation and transformation.
    • Design an action research project to address a problem of practice in your school or district.

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    Educational Specialist program overview

    Balance work and school Our low-residency program offers maximum flexibility and convenience through courses that blend online instruction with limited campus-based instruction.
    Start sooner Begin in February, June, or September.
    Finish faster Complete your administrative license in as few as two years.
  • Hybrid program

    It can be challenging to balance work, school, and other obligations, so we've created a low-residency program that combines the best of online learning with the added benefit of some on-campus classes.

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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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  • Administrative licenses

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

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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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