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Everything you need to develop and sustain leading-edge Community Education programs and services.

Getting Your Community Ed. Directors License

Getting a Community Education Directors license not only opens up options for advancing your career in Community Education but the process of being connected to a group of students who are pursuing similar licenses (Principals, Special Education Directors and Superintendents) creates connections to opportunities that may have not otherwise been known. Education is something that no one can ever take away and the professional growth that happens as a result of each journey will only better prepare you for ANY opportunity that lies ahead.

MN Administrative Rules for Director’s of Community Education

Schools offering Com. Ed. Director Licensure Programs

Minnesota State University – Mankato
Minnesota State Mankato at 7700 France
Department of Educational Leadership
7700 France Avenue South, Suite 360
Edina, MN 55435

Minnesota State University – Moorhead/Tri College
108B Lommen Hall
Moorhead, MN 56563
Cell: 612-437-6317
Jim Johnson

St. Cloud State University
720 4th Ave. South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
John F. Eller

University of Minnesota
College of Education and Human Development
Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
210E Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-8647 Office
612-202-4684 Cell
Gary S. Prest, Ed.D – Director of Administrative Licensure


Hiring a Director

Who is required to have a licensed Community Ed. Director on staff?


Subd. 3.Community education director.

(a) Except as provided under paragraphs (b) and (c), each board shall employ a licensed community education director. The board shall submit the name of the person who is serving as director of community education under this section on the district’s annual community education report to the commissioner.

(b) A board may apply to the Minnesota Board of School Administrators under Minnesota Rules, part 3512.0505, subpart 9, for authority to use an individual who is not licensed as a community education director.

(c) A board of a district with a total population of 6,000 or less may identify an employee who holds a valid superintendent license under Minnesota Rules, chapter 3512, to serve as director of community education. To be eligible for an exception under this paragraph, the board shall certify in writing to the commissioner that the district has not placed a licensed director of community education on unrequested leave. A principal serving as a community education director under this paragraph on June 1, 2011, may continue to serve in that capacity.

Do you have a Com. Ed. Director position you need to fill? Member districts can post on the MCEA website for just $45 and the posting will be emailed out every Thursday in our e-newsletter. This newsletter is emailed out to our 1400+ members so your positing will get noticed.