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.