So, you are thinking about going back to school to receive an additional degree. That’s great! We understand that this might raise a lot of questions. Here is some information to help you.
What are the admission requirements?
The APPLICATION process involves 4 activities:
Is online/distance learning available?
Most of the Education Leadership coursework is hybrid – a combination of face-to-face class time and online material.
There are two emphases that are completely on-line.
What is the Licensure Review panel?
Minnesota requires that candidates who have completed their licensure coursework and internships meet before a panel of currently practicing school principals and superintendents to have their preparatory work and experiences reviewed before being endorsed for an administrative license. Winona State convenes this panel twice a year, in June and December. Candidates must notify the Licensing Officer (Dr. George Morrow – email@example.com) at least two months before the panel’s scheduled meeting (April 1st for the June panel and October 1st for the December panel).
Candidates need to complete the BOSA Competency Matrix for their licensure area and email it to the Licensing Officer. Appointments are set for each candidate. The meeting is a formal session at which the candidate is expected to show their command of and interest in school leadership.
Will my Licensure be good in Iowa and Wisconsin?
Winona State University’s Education Leadership Department endorses candidates for licensure in Minnesota and Wisconsin. That means that we certify that you have completed the requirements for licensure in Minnesota (credits, internship and participation in the Licensure Review experience). Wisconsin (DPI) accepts this endorsement as adequate for their licensure purposes. Iowa and most other states require that you actually get the Minnesota license (K-12 Principal or Superintendent) and submit that for their review. In general Minnesota requirements are seen as appropriate for licensure in most states. In some cases, state-specific coursework is required, but a provisional license is immediately available. Check with the specific state department of education you are interested in.