Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Graduate School of Education

Ed.S. in Educational Administration


Rochester Center

2500 Park Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55404

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ed.S. in Educational Administration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Prepare to navigate the demands of a contemporary school community as a K-12 principal, director of special education, or superintendent. The program can be completed in less than 24 months and prepares you to:

·    Handle complex educational issues

·    Establish strategic plans to support student outcomes

·    Communicate with students, parents, teachers, and communities

·    Build and inspire teams

·    Master the competencies common to all areas of educational administrative licensure in Minnesota

Administrative Licensure Preparation

Choose to focus on principal, director of special education, or superintendent licensure and learn the theories of organizational leadership as well as the practical skills required to lead in the nuanced field of education. To be eligible for Minnesota administrative licensure, you must have three years of classroom teaching experience and a valid state teaching license. However, if you do not meet those requirements, you may choose to complete the Saint Mary's Alternative Pathway program to administrative licensure, which can be completed simultaneously with the Ed.S. program.

Graduates will have mastered the following state-identified competencies for an education administration degree:

• Leadership

• Organizational management

• Diversity leadership

• Policy and law

• Political influence and governance

• Communication

• Community relations

• Curriculum planning and development for the success of all learners

• Instructional management for the success of all learners

• The effective use of research

• Human resource management

• Values and ethics of leadership

• Judgment and problem analysis

• Safety and security

Career Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for elementary, middle, and high school principals is steady, with 8 percent projected growth from 2016 to 2026. In 2017, these positions earned anywhere between $60,760 and $140,780, with a median salary of $95,860 for public schools and $83,970 for private schools.(Bureau of Labor Statistics) Director of special education and superintendent roles had a median salary of $74,021 and $115,157, respectively.



International Student Requirements:

Additional application information may be required: •English language proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB accepted) •Course-by-course academic credential evaluation through World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators Please see the International Student section for additional information.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Applicants may apply for loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 002380

Locale: Distant Town

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