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Licensure inEducational Specialist - Principal

Concordia University, St. Paul offers their Educational Specialist - Principal Licensure degree program in a 2-year cohort blended option. The program is intended for experienced educators with at least three years of teaching experience who currently hold a Master’s degree and a valid Minnesota teaching license that wish to become licensed as a principal in the state of Minnesota while earning a post-graduate degree.

Area of Study: Teacher Education

  • Next Start Date: TBD
  • Credit Hours: 30
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

This program can be taken:

  • On Campus
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Educational Specialist - Principal
Curriculum Overview

This program is an online cohort. In general, you will finish one 3-credit hour course every 7 weeks. Face-to-face meetings are not required; however, a weekly one-hour synchronous audio/visual chat is required. You will still complete one 3-credit course every 7 weeks.

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Course Name
  • Principal Ldrshp in 21st Cent3
  • Principal's Role in Inst Super3
  • Principal Internship 12
  • Data Use & Analysis for Prin3
  • Finance & Bus Mgmt for Princ3
  • HR for Principals3
  • Princ & Facilitation of Change3
  • Legal Issues for Principals3
  • Ethics & Interpers Effective3
  • eFolio Review of Competencies0
ED-7001 - Principal Ldrshp in 21st Cent

This course is designed for individuals who desire to pursue a principal position in the future. The primary focus is on the knowledge and skills of leaders who create cultures of excellence; respond to diverse learner needs; facilitate the development of safe, efficient, and effective learning environments; and impact the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural contexts that shape Minnesota schools.

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  1. Apply Online
  2. The $50 Application Fee (non-refundable) should be payable to Concordia University by check, money order or pay online. Please allow 2-3 business days for online payment processing.
  3. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above based on a 4.0 system.
  4. Submit official transcripts with conferral of the MA degree.
  5. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax.Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
    • Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
    • What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
    • Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.
  6. Submit a current, professional resume.
  7. Submit two letters of recommendation. (One from a direct supervisor and one from a professional in the field of education.)
  8. Completed interview with the Director of Credentialing.

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University’s technology requirements. Contact Concordia’s Help Desk at or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Concordia University, St. Paul online provides an affordable educational choice for adult learners. Concordia online offers program credits at a competitive rate.

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