Principal Graduate Certificate

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This graduate-level certificate program is designed for teachers or other certified staff members who have already completed a master 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.

EDUC 551SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION4
EDUC 564SCHOOL LAW4
EDUC 565LEADERSHIP FOR TODAY'S SCHOOLS4
EDUC 566LEADERSHIP IN SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS4
EDUC 567SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION4
EDUC 695INTERNSHIP12
Total Credits32
  • understand and prepare for the educational, social, political, economic, and cultural context within which school leaders work;
  • demonstrate the competency-based knowledge and skills required for effectively working in leadership roles in preK-12 educational settings in compliance with Washington state standards and program requirements.