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Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.2232
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Principal Certification Program

The Principal Certification Program at Eastern Washington University prepares educators for positions of leadership in public, private, and charter prekindergarten through grade 12 schools of all sizes. Upon completion of the program, students will have satisfied the requirements of the Washington State Department of Public Instruction for a school principal's certificate. The Program is based on state and national standards and grounded in the principles of best practices in educational leadership, management, and administration. The Program endeavors to prepare educators to be effective school leaders whether as principals, assistant principals, program administrators, or as teachers still in the classroom. 

Principal Certification Brochure

What will I study?

The Program requires the completion of five (5) specialized courses, a graduate level course in school curriculum, and a year-long internship consisting of a minimum of 540 hours. A prior, or in-progress, master's degree in education or a related field; a teacher certificate or Educational Staff Associate certificate; three-years of teaching experience; and a job in a school or school district are required for admission to the principal internship course that serves as the culminating experience of the Program.

Principal Certificate Course Schedule

How do I apply?

Choose this link for the Application to the Principal Certificate Program


Are you already in the Principal Certificate Program?  

Is it time to apply for the Internship? 

Here are the forms you need:

Application for Principal Internship   -
           Deadline for application is April 18, 2018.   Watch here for

Reference Form for Principal Internship Application 
           Reference forms MUST be returned by the April 18, 2018 deadline.  
           Refer to the Principal Internship Application above.   You will need four (4) of the reference forms.



For further information on Principal Certification please contact:

Dr. Lance Potter
Education Department
Eastern Washington University
313B Williamson Hall
Cheney, WA   99004

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