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Administrative Specialist licensure

To be admitted to the Administrative Specialist’s Licensure program (16-17 Semester Credit Hours):

  • Applicant must have at least one year’s teaching experience under a standard teaching license

This program offers candidates four specialization options and the opportunity to earn multiple licenses by taking only a few additional courses.

Courses Required for All Specialization Options (10 Credit Hours)
EDUC 721 Ethical Leadership (3)
EDUC 850 Leading the District (3)
EDUC 851 Decision Making (3)
EDUC 864 Internship: The Administrative Specialist in Action (1)

Specialization Option 1: School-Community Relations (6 Credit Hours)
EDUC 855 Communications and Advocacy (3)
EDUC 856 Public Relations (3)

Specialization Option 2: Educational Staff Personnel Administration (6 Credit Hours)
EDUC 859 Managing Resources (3)
EDUC 860 Personnel Administration in Education (3)

Specialization Option 3: Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development (7 Credit Hours)
EDUC 857 Leading for Learning (3)
EDUC 858 Understanding Professional Learning (4)

To exit the Administrative Specialist’s Licensure program:

  • Candidate must have completed a second year’s teaching experience under a professional teaching license
  • Candidate must hold a Master’s degree


For a complete listing of MAE requirements, policies and procedures please refer to the Graduate Catalog (pdf).