Principal Certification Only

Students who already have a master's degree in another area are eligible to pursue principal certification only.  You can complete a certification plan in consultation with the Certification Officer, Christine Pruitt.  The certification officer along with the Educational Leadership program coordinator determines the courses needed for the certification and the transferability of courses.  Transfer hours must be at the 5000-level or higher and may not be older than six (6) years when the certification requirements are completed.

The following courses are typically what students will need for the certification only option:

  • EDAD 5300 - Introduction to Educational Leadership
  • EDAD 5330 - The Principalship
  • EDAD 5360 - Leadership for Social Justice
  • EDAD 5390 - Campus Level School Law
  • EDAD 5620 - Leadership for Student Educational Services
  • EDAD 5640 - School Finance
  • EDAD 5700 - Practicum in Educational Leadership (Final Course)