Beginning in 2014, education administration programs began efforts to update language and various other changes to administrative licensure legislation. Education interest groups and professional organizations contributed changes along the way. The revised version has been submitted to the Minnesota Legislature and is anticipated to go into effect beginning January, 2019.
At Saint Mary’s University, the Education Administration staff and faculty have participated in revisions and used our involvement to anticipate how the program needs to change in order to remain in compliance. Small faculty groups were arranged to consider our syllabi and update program components. One result of those efforts was the reduction in the total number of credits required to qualify for an education administration license from 33 to 29. Another result is that our courses and our program will be in compliance. Thanks to the efforts of our faculty and staff, the Ed.S. in Educational Administration program is current, addresses contemporary issues facing school leaders, and is more effectively engaging our students.