K-12 Principal Certification

A minimum of three years of professional school experience is required for your admission to the K-12 Principal Certification program.  Candidates for principal certification must provide evidence of five years of professional school experience when they apply for certification. 

Students who meet the state requirements of professional school experience may take the following courses to obtain certification as principal at the elementary and secondary levels. This certification would be added to an existing state certificate. The program requires a minimum of 360 hours of field experiences, including a 180-hour practicum.


Course Number Course Title Credits
EDL 621 Administration 3
EDL 622 Curriculum and Instruction 3
EDL 623 Supervision 3
EDL 625 School Law and the Legal Process 3
EDL 626 School and Community Relations 3
EDL 643 Special Education for School Leaders 3
EDL 690 Practicum Experience 3

Certification also requires satisfactory completion of state-mandated tests. 

For further information, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.

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