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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Admission to Specialist Program in Educational Leadership

Page address: http://ed.mnsu.edu/edleadership/admissionspec.html

 WITH ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSURE

Since the Specialist in Educational Leadership with administrative licensure is sensitive to sequence, we offer this program in a cohort model. A prerequisite of this program is a Masters degree.

We request that students being admitted to this program join a cohort. This will ensure that the courses necessary will be offered in the order in which students need them. See this web page for detailed instructions about cohort opportunities.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will have a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and be eligible to apply for administrative licensure through the Minnesota Department of Education.

 Non-international students should apply for admission at least six weeks before the semester begins to ensure that the admission process is complete prior to the last date to register. Information about international student admission: http://grad.mnsu.edu/applying/internationalletter.html

  [PDF] Apply and Enroll in the Specialist Licensure Program (126 KiB)

 

WITHOUT ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSURE

Students who would like to earn a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership without licensure will need to consult with a faculty member to design a custom plan of study based on the students desired learning outcomes.

Specialist students who are not seeking administrative licensure do not need to join a cohort; they should complete an application for admission and follow the instructions provided.

 

 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A Masters degree is a prerequisite for this program.
  • Applicants applying for admission to the Specialist degree in Educational Leadership program, must submit all materials listed on the College of Graduate Studies application page at:  http://grad.mnsu.edu/applying/
  • Graduate Studies Requirements for International Students
  • Please refer to the plans of study on our cohort page for teaching requirements for licensure.
  • Special requirement: International applicants must submit a TOEFL IBT score of 79 or an IELTS score of 6.5.

 

For questions about the Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and/or administrative licensure, please contact:

Specialist Program/Licensing Coordinator
Dr. Jinger Gustafson
jinger.gustafson@mnsu.edu
Phone 952-818-8891
Note: Dr. Gustafson's office is located at 7700 France Ave, Edina, MN

 

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Application for Admission

Admission application deadlines

  • Special requirement: International applicants must submit a TOEFL IBT score of 79 or an IELTS score of 6.5.

 

Questions about graduate admission should be directed to:

College of Graduate Studies and Research
Minnesota State University, Mankato
115 Alumni Foundation Center
Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 389–2321 (V) or
(800) 627–3529 (MRS/TTY)
E-mail: grad@mnsu.edu