The school administration program prepares school service personnel for leadership roles in PK-12 school administration. Specialized courses foster development of the analytic and scientific inquiry skills needed by school administrators— including management, public relations, curriculum development and supervision.
Courses provide the background for certification in a wide range of administrative positions. Schools accredited by North Central Association (NCA) require at least 45 hours of graduate credit (including a master’s degree) for a principalship. These requirements may be completed at Northern State University. Admission to the leadership and administration program requires one year of full-time PK-12 teaching experience in an accredited school. Three years of verified teaching experience is required for licensure in South Dakota.
Career directions: public and private school administration, graduate study.