College of Education

Educational Specialist (EdS)

This program is designed for educators with at least three years of teaching experience who currently hold a Master’s degree and a valid Minnesota teaching license and who wish to become licensed as a principal or superintendent in the state of Minnesota while earning a Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree.

Note: An alternative path is available for non-licensed teachers. The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree is designed to provide Minnesota schools with the highest possible quality principals and superintendents. The goals of this program include the licensure of graduates with the academic and moral standards that epitomize the values of Concordia University.

Principal Licensure

ED 7001Principal Leadership in 21st Century Schools3
ED 7002HR for Principals3
ED 7003Principal's Role in Instructional Supervision3
ED 7004Data Use and Analysis for Principals3
ED 7005Principals and the Facilitation of Change3
ED 7006Legal Issues for Principals3
ED 7007Finance and Business Management for Principals3
ED 7008Ethics and Interpersonal Effectiveness for Principals3
ED 7009Principal Internship 12
ED 7010Principal Internship 22
ED 7011Principal Internship 32
Situational Observation/Capstone
Total Credits30

Superintendent Licensure

ED 7031Superintendent Leadership in 21st Century School Districts3
ED 7032HR Issues for Superintendents3
ED 7033Legal Issues for Superintendents3
ED 7034School District and Community Relations for Superintendents3
ED 7035Data Use and Analysis for Superintendents3
ED 7036Critical Issues and Analysis of Public Policy for Superintendents3
ED 7037Superintendents and the Facilitation of Change3
ED 7038Ethics and Interpersonal Effectiveness for Superintendents3
ED 7039Superintendent Internship6
Situational Observation/Capstone
Total Credits30