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 three 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.
Curriculum and Instruction
School Law and the Legal Process
School and Community Relations
Special Education for School Leaders
Certification also requires satisfactory completion of state-mandated tests.