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Education leaders today deal with rapidly changing environments and need to be able to collaborate with others to develop sound policies, facilitate diverse points of view and think critically while acting ethically. Through this program, you will develop a strong foundation and understanding of leadership in education. These skills will help you analyze and implement sound administrative policy, create successful strategies for change and put into service leading practices for the day-to-day needs of your schools. Because this degree is designed for busy working professionals, classes are typically held online or one evening per week and occasional on Saturdays.

This program is designed for individuals with a master's degree in educational leadership looking to fulfill required competencies for a Superintendent licensure. With an additional 7 credits of course work, you can pursue a superintendent licensure following Minnesota administrative rules.

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Fall semester


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Dr. Aura Wharton-Beck

Aura began her career as a teacher for hearing impaired students in the Chicago Public Schools. Armed with six years of teaching experience, the Minneapolis Public Schools recruited her to teach elementary and middle school students. Her leadership positions include mentoring and coaching teachers, serving as an adjunct faculty in higher education and as a public school principal.

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Dr. Michael Lovett

From 2008-2017, Dr. Lovett was superintendent of the White Bear Lake Public Schools. Brimming with experience, he has been a public-school teacher in New York, an administrator at school sites and district levels in Minnesota, and in a leadership role at the Minnesota Department of Education since the '70s.

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Dr. Jennifer Norlin-Weaver

Dr. Norlin-Weaver is Vice President for Education Program Management and Government Relations at Data Recognition Corporation in Maple Grove, MN. Jenni is also an adjunct instructor of graduate programs focusing on educational leadership in School Ethics, Supervision, Professional Development and Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.

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Dr. Latanya Daniels has committed her life's work to raising achievement and proving that all children - especially marginalized students of color - can achieve at high levels. During her 20-year career in public education she has served as an instructional paraprofessional, math teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal and principal.

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