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'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.
|EDUC 551||SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION||4|
|EDUC 564||SCHOOL LAW||4|
|EDUC 565||LEADERSHIP FOR TODAY'S SCHOOLS||4|
|EDUC 566||LEADERSHIP IN SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS||4|
|EDUC 567||SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AND BUDGET||4|
|Professional Internship and Portfolio|
|EDUC 660||PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO I||2|
|EDUC 661||PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO II||2|
|EDUC 662||PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO III||2|
|EDUC 663||PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO IV||2|
|EDUC 664||PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO V||2|
|EDUC 665||PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO VI||2|
Students who successfully earn a Principal Graduate Certificate from EWU should be able to do the following:
- demonstrate the competency-based knowledge and skills required for effectively working in leadership roles in pre K–12 educational settings in compliance with Washington state standards and program requirements;
- understand and prepare for the educational, social, political, economic, and cultural context within which school leaders work.