St. Cloud State University

School of Education

Education Administration - Specialist


St. Cloud State UniversitySchool of Graduate Studies720 Fourth Avenue South

Stewart Hall 257

Saint Cloud, MN 56301

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Education Administration - Specialist

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Educational Administration and Leadership graduate program offers a post-master's graduate certificate that can lead to three administrative licensures —

  • K-12 school principal
  • Special education director
  • Superintendent of schools

No matter which licensure you are pursuing, you will receive training in a core of professional leadership courses and academic experiences appropriate to your program. All three programs include coursework leading to eligibility for administrative licensure. Coursework is competency-based to meet Minnesota state requirements in licensure. 

Program Highlights

  • All three certificate programs are available on campus and at St. Cloud State at Plymouth.
  • Students may pursue multiple licenses at one time.
  • Coursework offered at weekdays, weekends and during the summer to accommodate working professionals.
  • Certificate completion in one year: 30 credit program.
  • Specialist students complete 36 credits and a research study to earn the Ed.S.
  • Twenty-seven credits of the Specialist degree can be completed at St. Cloud State at Plymouth and 9 credits of research are completed in St. Cloud.
  • Continue your education with a doctorate in Educational Administration and Leadership.


National Council for Accreditation and Teacher Education (NCATE)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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