The vision statement for the licensure program is its guiding light. The three elements of the vision statement are embedded in all aspects of teaching and learning within the program.
The administrative licensure program is designed to honor the diversity of communities and learners and integrate professional wisdom; research, inquiry, and reflection; and authentic practice for the lifelong professional development of educational leaders. These leaders focus their talents on collaborating, creating, managing, and leading organizations and systems so that each student entrusted to them will be prepared to enter the work force or college without remediation upon graduation from high school.
The mission of the administrative licensure program is to prepare individuals to successfully fulfill all of the requirements of the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Board of School Administrators, and the University of Minnesota for licensing as school superintendents, K-12 principals, directors of special education, and directors of community education. The University of Minnesota is a land-grant university and is dedicated to providing for the educational needs of all of the citizens of Minnesota. To this end the licensure program welcomes both the traditional and alternative licensure candidates and strives to be inclusive of all diversity.