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Specialist in Education and Special Education Administration Certificate

Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development
College of Education and Human Development
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Contact Information
Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, 330 Wulling Hall, 86 Pleasant Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-1006; fax: 612-624-3377)
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 60
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Certificate of Specialist in Educ/Spec Educ
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.
This program is not accepting new students. The Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development prepares administrators, scholars, and analysts for leadership roles in education. The department is committed to the preparation of leaders who can act effectively and ethically within the structures, processes, and cultural contexts of organized education. The department also offers various certificate programs (including program evaluation, staff development, disability policy and services, and preK-12 administration), an individualized concentration in youth leadership development, and minors in international education, social and philosophic studies of education, and program evaluation. See the department website for details on minors and certificate programs. These graduate programs incorporate relevant knowledge from the behavioral and social sciences and the humanities, with primary reliance on sociology, management science, political science, psychology, public affairs, economics, philosophy, history, and anthropology.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Special Application Requirements:
This program is not accepting new students
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
    • Total Score: 6.5
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
This certificate is not accepting new students. The specialist certificate required a minimum of 60 credits of which at least 30 credits had to be in educational administration, 3 credits in leadership, 3 credits in policy; at least 6 credits in curriculum and instruction; at least 9 credits taken outside of educational administration (collateral field) and/or in additional certificate or licensure areas in educational policy and leadership; and a course in human relations.
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