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.

Requirements

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.

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