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Application for Admission

Department of Education

Education Administration Specialist (Ed.S.) Admission Requirements

  • In accordance with Minnesota Rule 3512.0200, an applicant must possess the following before admission into the Ed.S. program:
    • Three years of successful teaching experience while holding a valid state teaching license for the position or positions in which the teaching experience was gained 
    • Completed master's degree with a minimum of 30 graduate credits. 60 non-overlapping graduate credits are required for licensure at the completion of the program. 
  • If the applicant does not fulfill the three-year teaching experience requirement at the time of admission, in accordance with Minnesota Rule 3512.0700, the following must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies:
    • one school year teaching internship with a minimum 1050 documented hours of classroom teaching experiences, including an eight week supervised teaching internship or completion of a teaching internship (EDAD 6990) to fulfill the 1050 documented hours of classroom teaching experiences
    • a portfolio or presentation to demonstrate teaching knowledge and skills
  • College transcripts must evidence the completion of an approved Human Relations (HR) training program.  If teaching license was obtained out of state or applicant did not complete a teacher licensure program, verification of completion of the Human Relations requirement is required prior to completion of the Ed.S. program. 
  • The preferred graduate level GPA for admittance to the Ed.S. program is 3.00.

Apply Now!

Students can start the program in fall, spring, or summer.

The application deadline for:

  • Applications are no longer being accepted for Spring 2019.
  • Summer 2019 is April 5, 2019
  • Fall 2019 is July 19, 2019

Step One: Read the application instructions.

Step Two: Access the graduate application system to create and submit an application. 

    If you have questions about the application process, please contact Brianne Vigen at or 218-726-6525.

    Financial Information

    For questions regarding financial aid, billing, or payment, please contact One Stop at or 218-726-8000