We are accepting applications for a cohort beginning in fall 2013 which will meet in the Twin Cities. One or two additional cohorts are anticipated to begin during 2014, including one in northwestern Minnesota. Further information will be available as cohorts are confirmed.


Participant fee is $3,500. Fee can be paid in two installments over two years.

Selection Factors

Applicants must have:

  1. Leadership responsibility for an entire school or program (principal, assistant principal, special education director, etc.)
  2. If assistant principal, exercised responsibility for instructional programming (beyond student discipline)
  3. An interest in improving as an instructional leader and improving academic outcomes for students
  4. A commitment to leading a Minnesota school/program for at least 3 more years


Download application: Word format or PDF format.

Submit a completed application by May 24, 2013. Attach your professional vita/resume including licensure areas, places and years of employment, professional activities and awards.

Fax to 612-624-3377, scan and email to, or mail to:

Minnesota Principals Academy
Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
330 Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

For questions, please contact Katie Pekel at 612-625-7002 or