K-12 Principal Certification
Graduate Studies

To apply for this certification, you must provide evidence of at least three years of professional school experience. If you meet the state requirements of professional school experience, you may take the following courses to obtain certification as principal at the elementary and secondary levels. This certification is added to your existing state certificate.

The coursework for this 21-credit program can be completed fully online. This certification requires a minimum of 360 hours of field experiences, including a 180-hour practicum.


Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
EDL 621Administration3
EDL 622Curriculum and Instruction3
EDL 623Supervision3
EDL 625School Law and the Legal Process3
EDL 626School and Community Relations3
EDL 643Special Education for School Leaders3
EDL 690Practicum Experience3

Certification also requires satisfactory completion of state-mandated tests.

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