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Educational Specialist Degree Program Offered

Concordia University, St. Paul will begin offering an Educational Specialist degree program (Ed.S.) for graduate-level students in January 2013. The degree, a midpoint between a master’s and doctorate, was developed to provide a credential as a K-12 principal or superintendent.

The Educational Specialist degree program is being offered in a cohort model through a blended format, with classes being taught both on campus and online. Completion of the 30-credit program will specifically lead to the credentialing of qualified individuals to be principals or superintendents in the state of Minnesota.

“The overriding purpose of this program is to provide Minnesota schools with the highest possible quality principals and superintendents,” said Dr. David Lange, Concordia’s Associate Dean and Director of Credentialing. “The goals of this program include the licensure of graduates with the academic and moral standards that epitomize the values of Concordia University.”

The program was fully approved by the Graduate School of Concordia University, St. Paul, the Board of Regents, the Minnesota Board of School Administrators, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

An informational meeting will be held on Nov. 3 in LTC 215 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all those interested in learning more about the program. RSVP by sending an e-mail to Joanna Gagnon in the Graduate Information Office or by calling: (800) 432-7118.

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