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This report discusses licensing requirements for educational administrators in Minnesota. It describes the four areas that require licensing--superintendent, K-12 principal, director of special education, and director of community education--and offers a brief history of licensing prior to the new standards that were imposed in 1997. The post-1996 licensing requirements for educational administrators reflects the state's move to accountability in education. The preparation assessment for licensing educational administrators became competency-based, with each candidate required to demonstrate the attainment of the skills and dispositions in addition to the knowledge specified by the competencies identified in the licensing regulations. The major change is that the determination of readiness is no longer the sole responsibility of the university but is now a shared role with university personnel, licensed administrators from the field, and school-board members. The paper discusses the current requirements for licensure; the conceptual framework for training educational administrators; and the coherence between the conceptual framework and student outcomes, courses, field experiences, and program evaluation. Specific components of program coherence that are addressed include fee structures, credits, field experience, teaching experience, human relations, portfolio development, and review-panel assessment. (RJM)

Descriptors: Administrators, Certification, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Principals, Qualifications, Standards, State Licensing Boards, Superintendents

Author: Werner, Ann Zweber


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