Graduate Certificate Principal

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This graduate-level certification program is designed for teachers or other certified staff members who have already completed a master’s degree in an education-related field and want to pursue a career in educational leadership. Requirements for principal certification in the State of Washington include a teaching certificate or an educational staff associate certificate and at least three years of qualifying experience.

Candidates complete five prerequisite courses addressing all aspects of school leadership and a 540-hour internship. Candidates may begin any quarter, including summer. The internship begins each August and runs for the entire school year. It includes in-person seminars featuring dynamic practitioners, personal supervisions along with a collegial cohort.

This program is offered both on-campus and online.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Principal Graduate Certificate

This graduate-level certificate program is designed for teachers or other certified staff members who have already completed a master's degree in an education-related field and want to pursue a career in educational leadership. Requirements for principal certification in the State of Washington include a teaching certificate or an educational staff associate certificate and at least three years of qualifying experience. Candidates complete five prerequisite courses addressing all aspects of school leadership and a 540–hour internship. Course work may begin any quarter, including summer. All courses must be completed prior to the internship. The internship begins each August and runs for the entire school year.

Area Specialization
EDUC 551SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION4
EDUC 564SCHOOL LAW4
EDUC 565LEADERSHIP FOR TODAY'S SCHOOLS4
EDUC 566LEADERSHIP IN SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS4
EDUC 567SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AND BUDGET4
Professional Internship and Portfolio
EDUC 660PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO I2
EDUC 661PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO II2
EDUC 662PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO III2
EDUC 663PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO IV2
EDUC 664PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO V2
EDUC 665PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO VI2
Total Credits32

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