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Hiring a Community Education 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.

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.

Schools offering Com. Ed. Director Licensure Programs

Department of Educational Leadership
7700 France Avenue South, Suite 360
Edina, MN 55435

108B Lommen Hall
Moorhead, MN 56563
Cell: 612-437-6317
Jim Johnson

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

College of Education and Human Development
Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
210E Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Gary S. Prest, Ed.D – Director of Administrative Licensure
Office: 612-626-8647
Cell: 612-202-4684

Do you have a Com. Ed. Director position you need to fill?

Member districts can post on the MCEA website for just $50 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.

Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA)

The Board of School Administrator’s purpose is (a) to establish and maintain high standards for a quality administrator licensing system for Minnesota public schools, and (b) to ensure that the highest quality administrators serve the needs of Minnesota citizens.

For information on:
Applying for a Variance,
Applying for a Provisional License
Licensure Information
Filing an Ethics Complaint, and more, click here.


Executive Director
Karen Schaub
Board of School Administrators
Minnesota Department of Education
400 NE Stinson Blvd.,
Minneapolis, MN 55413


BOSA Board Member
Brian Siverson-Hall
Community Education Director
Representing: Director of Community Education
Term Expires: 01/05/2026


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