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March 6, 2009

Looking for educators and parents with magnet school experience

I am looking for educators (teachers, administrators), school board members, and parents who have been involved in a magnet school to conduct 15-30 minute video interviews. I would like to use these video clips for my summer
class, School and Society, which covers the foundations of American education and is a required class for teacher licensure at the University of Minnesota. We would provide you with the questions ahead of time and my TA
would come to you at a mutually convenient time to conduct the video interview. If you are interested or have any questions, please e-mail Jessica Gray Werner at gray0282@umn.edu.

August 1, 2008

It's Not Too Late!

Apply Now for Fall 2008 Admission

Autumn is a great time to start working on the credentials you'll need to become a K-12 principal, superintendent, director of community ed, or director of special ed. And it's not too late to apply for fall 2008 admission! Although we have a rolling admission deadline, we need time to fully process your application so we recommend submitting your fall 2008 application by August 22.

A unique feature of our program is that you can complete multiple credentials concurrently. If you'd like to find out how you can maximize your education, contact Ann Werner or Gloria Kumagai.

Need an application? Click here.

May 16, 2008

Leadership Opportunities for the Adventurous

Private, college preparatory high schools in Seoul, South Korea and Beijing, China seek principals for the fall of 2008.

Nacel International Schools in St. Paul MN is seeking a full time principal for its school in Beijing and a half-time principal who is willing to teach some classes for its school in Seoul. Sound like your cup of tea? Click the link below to see the full posting for both of these positions.

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May 2, 2008

Licensure for Director of Special Education and Director of Community Education

The University of Minnesota has been preparing aspiring administrators for licensure since 1997. What does that mean for you? It means that you can feel confident that you are getting a top-notch education from a school with a history of quality programming. When you say, “I studied for licensure at the University of Minnesota,� it will get you noticed.

Director of special education
In addition to the core courses required for all administrative licenses, there are two focused courses--Leadership for Special Education Services and Special Education Finance: Program Models Policy and Law--that specifically address the content and context of the director’s position. These courses, along with field experience projects that have been specially designed to address leadership and management applications for the director of special education, help ensure that you will be ready to perform the complex duties of this critical position in Minnesota public school districts.

Director of community education
Minnesota is the only state to require an administrative license for directors of community education. Why? Because the state values the importance of this essential component of its educational system and recognizes the complexities of leadership inherent in the policies, programs and practices found within community education. In addition to the core leadership concepts required of all Minnesota administrative licenses, there are topics and applications specific to the context of community ed. which are covered in Leadership in Community Education Finance & Law and Community Education Leadership. These courses, as well as the field experience, are designed to help you prepare to do well on your first day as a director of community education.

If you are interested in becoming a director of special education or director of community education, please contact Ann Werner, Ph.D. to discover how we can help you achieve that goal.

May 1, 2008

It's Not Too Late!

Apply Now for Admission to the Certificate in PK-12 Administration

Summer is a great time to start working the credentials you'll need to become a K-12 principal, superintendent, director of community ed, or director of special ed. And it's not too late to apply for summer 2008 admission! Although we have a rolling admission deadline, we need time to fully process your application so we recommend submitting your summer 2008 application by June 1.

A unique feature of our program is that you can complete multiple credentials concurrently. If you'd like to find out how you can maximize your education, contact Ann Werner or Gloria Kumagai.

Need an application? Click here.

April 29, 2008

Changes in Minnesota Rule 3512 Governing the Licensing of Educational Administrators

New Rules go into effect on September 1, 2008

The Minnesota Board of School Administrators has completed a full revision of the language in MR 3512 including the development of a new set of competencies. Although you may choose to follow the new competencies immediately, students admitted prior to September 1, 2008 also have the option to follow the old (1997) rules if they complete their program by August 31, 2010.

The core components of the 1997 rule and its 2008 revisions are the same. Nevertheless, some of the language within these components—such as the competencies—is quite different. Rather than a separate set of competencies for each of the four licenses, there will be one core list that will be applied to everyone, plus a few additional competencies specific to each license. Among other changes, the field experience requirements and the teaching requirements for alternative licensure students have been expanded.

Need a little direction regarding this rule change? Contact Ann Werner, Ph.D., 612/626-8647 or Gloria Kumagai, Ph.D., 612/626-8244.

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Ed.D. Program for Educators in PK-12 Schools

New Cohort begins Fall 2008--Application Deadline is June 1, 2008

Been thinking about going for your doctorate? This may be just the program for you! Not only will you work through the Ed.D. program in a cohort group with other dynamic educators, you'll also learn from a well-respected faculty of instructors whose research focuses on educational leadership and school change.

Click here to find out more!

April 17, 2008

Introducing The Leader

First a traditional paper newsletter, then an e-newsletter, The Leader has now evolved into a blog! Why the change, you ask? Because this new format will allow us to more easily bring you up-to-the-minute news about the administrative licensure program, the Department of Educational Policy, and other items of interest to aspiring and practicing school administrators. To stay on top of all the latest happenings, be sure to subscribe to our RSS Feed.

We want to hear from you! What do you want to see in The Leader? Contact Karen Potter with your suggestions for how we can make this a must-read blog. Our goal is to share information that is not only interesting but also useful to you whether you are preparing for, beginning, or continuing a career as a school administrator. So don't be shy! Tell us what you think and help us make The Leader--well, there's no other way to say it--the leader in keeping you informed!