Graduate Certificate Principal
Educational Leadership  (GRCT-TCPR)

The Department of Educational Leadership offers a Graduate Certificate for students pursuing a Building Level Principal Type B endorsement with the State of Alaska.

Students pursuing a graduate certificate are required to complete the Principal Core courses for a total of 24 credits.


Recommended Progression of Studies

The program will (on a case by case basis) review for approval of courses from other accredited universities that meet the course and content guidelines of our core theory classes. Students are expected to complete at least three of the four core theory courses prior to applying for the field experience internships/seminar classes.

The Educational Leadership courses are web based courses, unless otherwise noted. Candidates meet with their instructor at pre-determined times on Elluminate (ELIVE) each week. Access to, and familiarity with, web based technology is essential. Visit UAA Distance Education website for more information.

The College of Education is now required to maintain an electronic depository for key student assignments. We are using an application called TaskStream for this purpose. Key assignment(s) for this class will be posted on TaskStream. Please use the TaskStream Tutorial Guides to get started.

Principal Core (24 credits)

Course  Title  Credit Offered
 EDL A637  Educational Leadership and Organizational Behavior  3 credits Fall
 EDL A638  Instructional and Curricular Leadership  3 credits Fall
 EDL A639  The Politics of Education  3 credits Spring
 EDL A640  Law and Ethics in Education  3 credits Spring
 EDL A641  Principal Internship (3-6)  6 credits Fall/Spring
 EDL A642  Principal's Seminar I  3 credits Fall
 EDL A643  Principal's Seminar II  3 credits Spring


Courses are offered in the Summer based on demand. Please visit UAOnline for a list of summer courses offered or contact the Program Manager at 907-786-4450 or at


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Form Name Description
Application for Admission - Ed Leadership Program Application - EDL Application to the programs offered through Educational Leadership
Field Experience Rating Form - EDL ED Leadership Field Experience Rating Form - Used by references for program candidates
Internship Application - EDL Principal ED Leadership Principal's Internship Application


Faculty and Staff

Name Title Phone Office
Elizabeth Boario Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership - Chair 786-4304 PSB 206F
Susan Garton, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Educational Leadership 786-4335 PSB 206H
Agatha John-Shields Term Assistant Professor, Education 786-4431 PSB 223A
Ed McLain, Ed.D Associate Professor, Graduate Studies & MEd 952-8940 PSB 206K
Annmarie O'Brien, Ed.D Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership 786-1645 PSB 206C
Robyn Rehmann, Ed.D Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership 786-4425 PSB 206E