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Education Administration Specialist Ed S

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College of Education and Human Service Professions
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UMD Education 150 EduE 412 Library Dr Duluth, MN 55812 218/726-8547
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2017
  • Length of program in credits: 35 to 50
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree:
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The Education Administration Specialist is a degree program approved by the Board of School Administrators (BOSA) for the licensing of principals and superintendents. The mission of the program is to produce scholarly practitioners who can critically engage with the important questions in educational administration today. Our graduates articulate a clear vision of successful leadership and actively demonstrate a commitment to ensuring quality educational experiences for all teachers and students. This degree is committed to strengthening ties with area schools as well as providing experiences which prepare administrators for lifelong learning, globally engaged citizenship, and success. Experienced professors are not only steeped in theory, but they also have professional experience to add to their instruction. In addition to an internship, students will have the opportunity to participate in a field experience that can take them abroad or visit one of the eleven tribal nations in our region. The focus is on innovation, which promotes research and creative practices that leverage our human and cultural resources. Attention is paid to our indigenous and rural education and we discover best practices to share in a collaborative systematic approach. In addition, our students are experienced with collaborative web-based online programs and develop a broad scope of technology skills to enhance student-based learning in the schools they will lead. Our program fosters a positive and inclusive climate which values equity, diversity, and social justice. Diversity leadership, community relations, and field experiences in alternative placements and non-public schools assist in developing culturally competent administrators to be sensitive to the needs of all learners. We aim to serve the educational needs of Indigenous peoples as well as the economic growth, cultural preservation, and sovereignty of the American Indian nations of the region and state. University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is a center of excellence for graduate studies in the upper Midwest. When our actions are rooted in integrity and respect, we, as educators, can change the world for the better. Our goal is to prepare graduates who are sought after by employers because of their cultural, global, and professional competencies, as well as their strong curricular leadership steeped in assessment and instruction.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Minnesota Board of School Administrators MNBOSA
Program Delivery
  • primarily online (at least 80% of the instruction for the program is online with short, intensive periods of face-to-face coursework)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Must have a minimum of a masterís degree or equivalent, plus at least 3 years of teaching experience, or EdAd6990, or documentation of equivalent hours as approved by the director of Graduate Studies.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
This program may not be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
The administrative licensure program offers courses specifically designed to address the competencies required by the state of Minnesota for each license. Courses are hybrid offerings with three face-to-face sessions per semester on a Saturday, with the rest online, in addition to field experience and portfolio development.
Core Courses (22 cr)
EDAD 5911 - Leadership and Personal Growth (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5912 - Supervision of Teachers and School Staff (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5913 - Communication and Community Relations (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5914 - Education Policy (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5915 - Operations Resource Management and Scheduling in Education (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5916 - Curriculum and Instruction and Assessment (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5917 - EdAd Technology Seminar (1.0 cr)
EDAD 5918 - Continuous Improvement Processes for Schools (3.0 cr)
Licensure Specific Coursework (13 - 15 cr)
Students may complete both principal- and superintendent-specific coursework.
Principal Coursework (13 cr)
EDAD 5920 - Problem Solving for Principals: Student Discipline and Behavior Management (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5921 - Principalship (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5997 - Professional Competency Assessment: Principals (1.0 cr)
EDAD 6997 - Internship: Principals (6.0 cr)
or Superintendent Coursework (15 cr)
EDAD 5919 - Superintendency (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5922 - Problem Solving for Superintendents (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5923 - Field Exploration (2.0 cr)
EDAD 5998 - Professional Competency Assessment: Superintendents (1.0 cr)
EDAD 6998 - Internship: Superintendents (6.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Principal Licensure
Core Courses (22 cr)
EDAD 5911 - Leadership and Personal Growth (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5912 - Supervision of Teachers and School Staff (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5913 - Communication and Community Relations (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5914 - Education Policy (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5915 - Operations Resource Management and Scheduling in Education (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5916 - Curriculum and Instruction and Assessment (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5917 - EdAd Technology Seminar (1.0 cr)
EDAD 5918 - Continuous Improvement Processes for Schools (3.0 cr)
Principal Licensure Specific Coursework (13 cr)
EDAD 5920 - Problem Solving for Principals: Student Discipline and Behavior Management (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5921 - Principalship (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5997 - Professional Competency Assessment: Principals (1.0 cr)
EDAD 6997 - Internship: Principals (6.0 cr)
Superintendent Licensure
Core Courses (22 cr)
EDAD 5911 - Leadership and Personal Growth (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5912 - Supervision of Teachers and School Staff (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5913 - Communication and Community Relations (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5914 - Education Policy (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5915 - Operations Resource Management and Scheduling in Education (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5916 - Curriculum and Instruction and Assessment (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5917 - EdAd Technology Seminar (1.0 cr)
EDAD 5918 - Continuous Improvement Processes for Schools (3.0 cr)
Superintendent Licensure Specific Coursework (15 cr)
EDAD 5919 - Superintendency (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5922 - Problem Solving for Superintendents (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5923 - Field Exploration (2.0 cr)
EDAD 5998 - Professional Competency Assessment: Superintendents (1.0 cr)
EDAD 6998 - Internship: Superintendents (6.0 cr)
 
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EDAD 5911 - Leadership and Personal Growth
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
An overview of leadership from a theoretical perspective. Learners will begin to see the role and styles of leadership in relationship to the culture of schools and communities. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate grad program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5912 - Supervision of Teachers and School Staff
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Includes applications and philosophies of supervision of teachers/principals, staff development, motivation, attention to diversity, evaluation, MN teacher tenure rules ad process for hiring and for dismissal, interpersonal communications, and human resource management. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate grad program admission or instr consent; no Grad School cr
EDAD 5913 - Communication and Community Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Schools' public and media relations, communication needs of internal/external publics, processes to solicit support for initiatives, review of crises plans. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5914 - Education Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Decision-making and school governance based on current laws and mandates. Rules, reporting, and regulations governing private, public, parochial, BIE, Community Education, and Alternative schools will be studied including special education, data privacy, right to know, liability. Tribal school policy and relations with independent districts will be examined. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission instr consent; no Grad School cr
EDAD 5915 - Operations Resource Management and Scheduling in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Focus on skills, knowledge and dispositions that enable administrators to plan and schedule work in ways that ensure that resources are used appropriately and goals are met. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instr consent; no Grad School cr
EDAD 5916 - Curriculum and Instruction and Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of curriculum design. Both traditional and backwards design with practice in mapping, scope and sequence, large-scale testing, assessment of individual and systemic growth, early child education, and providing opportunities for all students. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5917 - EdAd Technology Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Showcases school management systems and innovation in educational technology, research in area schools, and current trends in leadership and educational administration.
EDAD 5918 - Continuous Improvement Processes for Schools
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Examines effective data-driven continuous improvement best practices in schools. Learners will examine strategic planning, accreditation processes, state and federal accountability, AYP, reporting in order to continue funding flow and establishment of effective leadership terms. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5920 - Problem Solving for Principals: Student Discipline and Behavior Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Case-study based course will examine theories of behavior management and evaluate the effectiveness of discipline approaches through lenses of development, culture, leadership styles and legal aspects of discipline for all students. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5921 - Principalship
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Orients individuals to the responsibilities of the principal's positions in schools and districts. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5997 - Professional Competency Assessment: Principals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Capstone for the educational administrative program for principals. Learners will complete an electronic portfolio which includes valid evidence of competency for each core leadership and principal's competencies required for certificate approval. Candidates will prepare for final panel presentations. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 6997 - Internship: Principals
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
To place the candidate for licensure with practicing, licensed principals for a minimum of 320 total hours. Candidates must serve 80 hours of internship with a mentor and students that are not at the level of the candidate's teacher licensure. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program or instructor consent
EDAD 5919 - Superintendency
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examine the level of decision making that differentiates district administration and responsibility unique to the position including creating district level mission, vision, and strategic planning; contract negotiation; working with local, state, and federal agencies, program coordination at all levels, school board relations, and clear establishment of expectations. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5922 - Problem Solving for Superintendents
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Presents solutions and pathways for superintendents, including labor relations, contract negotiations, bonds and referenda, policy creation and relationships with school boards and communities. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate grad program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5923 - Field Exploration
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Candidates for licensure as educational administrators will experience working in school systems that do not follow the traditional American model of delivery of programs and instruction. Travel is required and 20 hours of internship will be coordinated through the office of the Educational Administration Program Coordinator. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate grad program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5998 - Professional Competency Assessment: Superintendents
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Learners will complete an electronic portfolio which includes valid evidence of competency for each Core Leadership and Superintendent's Competencies required for certificate approval. Candidates will prepare for final panel presentations. prereq: EdAd Lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 6998 - Internship: Superintendents
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Candidates for licensure will be working with a practicing, licensed superintendent for a minimum of 320 total hours. University of Minnesota Duluth candidates are also encouraged to serve additional hours in a situation of alternative delivery. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5911 - Leadership and Personal Growth
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
An overview of leadership from a theoretical perspective. Learners will begin to see the role and styles of leadership in relationship to the culture of schools and communities. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate grad program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5912 - Supervision of Teachers and School Staff
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Includes applications and philosophies of supervision of teachers/principals, staff development, motivation, attention to diversity, evaluation, MN teacher tenure rules ad process for hiring and for dismissal, interpersonal communications, and human resource management. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate grad program admission or instr consent; no Grad School cr
EDAD 5913 - Communication and Community Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Schools' public and media relations, communication needs of internal/external publics, processes to solicit support for initiatives, review of crises plans. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5914 - Education Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Decision-making and school governance based on current laws and mandates. Rules, reporting, and regulations governing private, public, parochial, BIE, Community Education, and Alternative schools will be studied including special education, data privacy, right to know, liability. Tribal school policy and relations with independent districts will be examined. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission instr consent; no Grad School cr
EDAD 5915 - Operations Resource Management and Scheduling in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Focus on skills, knowledge and dispositions that enable administrators to plan and schedule work in ways that ensure that resources are used appropriately and goals are met. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instr consent; no Grad School cr
EDAD 5916 - Curriculum and Instruction and Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of curriculum design. Both traditional and backwards design with practice in mapping, scope and sequence, large-scale testing, assessment of individual and systemic growth, early child education, and providing opportunities for all students. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5917 - EdAd Technology Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Showcases school management systems and innovation in educational technology, research in area schools, and current trends in leadership and educational administration.
EDAD 5918 - Continuous Improvement Processes for Schools
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Examines effective data-driven continuous improvement best practices in schools. Learners will examine strategic planning, accreditation processes, state and federal accountability, AYP, reporting in order to continue funding flow and establishment of effective leadership terms. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5920 - Problem Solving for Principals: Student Discipline and Behavior Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Case-study based course will examine theories of behavior management and evaluate the effectiveness of discipline approaches through lenses of development, culture, leadership styles and legal aspects of discipline for all students. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5921 - Principalship
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Orients individuals to the responsibilities of the principal's positions in schools and districts. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5997 - Professional Competency Assessment: Principals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Capstone for the educational administrative program for principals. Learners will complete an electronic portfolio which includes valid evidence of competency for each core leadership and principal's competencies required for certificate approval. Candidates will prepare for final panel presentations. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 6997 - Internship: Principals
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
To place the candidate for licensure with practicing, licensed principals for a minimum of 320 total hours. Candidates must serve 80 hours of internship with a mentor and students that are not at the level of the candidate's teacher licensure. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program or instructor consent
EDAD 5911 - Leadership and Personal Growth
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
An overview of leadership from a theoretical perspective. Learners will begin to see the role and styles of leadership in relationship to the culture of schools and communities. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate grad program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5912 - Supervision of Teachers and School Staff
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Includes applications and philosophies of supervision of teachers/principals, staff development, motivation, attention to diversity, evaluation, MN teacher tenure rules ad process for hiring and for dismissal, interpersonal communications, and human resource management. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate grad program admission or instr consent; no Grad School cr
EDAD 5913 - Communication and Community Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Schools' public and media relations, communication needs of internal/external publics, processes to solicit support for initiatives, review of crises plans. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5914 - Education Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Decision-making and school governance based on current laws and mandates. Rules, reporting, and regulations governing private, public, parochial, BIE, Community Education, and Alternative schools will be studied including special education, data privacy, right to know, liability. Tribal school policy and relations with independent districts will be examined. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission instr consent; no Grad School cr
EDAD 5915 - Operations Resource Management and Scheduling in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Focus on skills, knowledge and dispositions that enable administrators to plan and schedule work in ways that ensure that resources are used appropriately and goals are met. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instr consent; no Grad School cr
EDAD 5916 - Curriculum and Instruction and Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of curriculum design. Both traditional and backwards design with practice in mapping, scope and sequence, large-scale testing, assessment of individual and systemic growth, early child education, and providing opportunities for all students. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5917 - EdAd Technology Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Showcases school management systems and innovation in educational technology, research in area schools, and current trends in leadership and educational administration.
EDAD 5918 - Continuous Improvement Processes for Schools
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Examines effective data-driven continuous improvement best practices in schools. Learners will examine strategic planning, accreditation processes, state and federal accountability, AYP, reporting in order to continue funding flow and establishment of effective leadership terms. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5919 - Superintendency
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examine the level of decision making that differentiates district administration and responsibility unique to the position including creating district level mission, vision, and strategic planning; contract negotiation; working with local, state, and federal agencies, program coordination at all levels, school board relations, and clear establishment of expectations. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5922 - Problem Solving for Superintendents
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Presents solutions and pathways for superintendents, including labor relations, contract negotiations, bonds and referenda, policy creation and relationships with school boards and communities. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate grad program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5923 - Field Exploration
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Candidates for licensure as educational administrators will experience working in school systems that do not follow the traditional American model of delivery of programs and instruction. Travel is required and 20 hours of internship will be coordinated through the office of the Educational Administration Program Coordinator. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate grad program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5998 - Professional Competency Assessment: Superintendents
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Learners will complete an electronic portfolio which includes valid evidence of competency for each Core Leadership and Superintendent's Competencies required for certificate approval. Candidates will prepare for final panel presentations. prereq: EdAd Lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 6998 - Internship: Superintendents
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Candidates for licensure will be working with a practicing, licensed superintendent for a minimum of 320 total hours. University of Minnesota Duluth candidates are also encouraged to serve additional hours in a situation of alternative delivery. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent