Educational Leadership, Specialist (Ed.S.)

The Specialist in Educational Leadership program is designed to develop school leaders who demonstrate racial competence and the experience, expertise, and tools immediately relevant to lead today’s racially diverse schools.  Completion of the specialist degree leads to recommendation for administrative licensure as a Minnesota K-12 Principal or a Director of Special Education.

Program Highlights

  • CAEP accredited
  • Minnesota Board of School Administrators - accredited
  • The educational specialist degree provides future educational leaders with the racially conscious knowledge, dispositions, and skills necessary for effective leadership for all students in our educational system.
  • The Specialist in Educational Leadership is delivered using a hybrid cohort model. 
    • The classes are held on Saturdays, one class in the morning and one class in the afternoon.
    • The classes meet face to face, five times per semester, with the remaining coursework to be done online and/or in schools.

Admission Requirements

  • Master's degree from an accredited university
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Citizens International Applicants
Fall Start July 1 May 1
Spring Start November 1 October 1
Summer Start April 1 N/A

 Time to Completion: 5 semesters


Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Candace Raskin
candace.raskin@mnsu.edu
952-818-8881

Educational Leadership Website