Educational Leadership: Principal (K-8, 7-12, or K-8 & 7-12

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership: Principal is designed for individuals with master's degrees who are seeking advanced professional preparation to become principals.

Admission Requirements 

  1. Satisfy Admission Requirements for Graduate Certificates.
  2. Hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. This will include a minimum of 6 credits in educational research methodology.
  3. Hold appropriate certification: current teacher or special services provider (Type C) certificate or equivalent for Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership: Principal.
  4. Provide a resume documenting educational experience including at least three years of experience as a certificated elementary teacher, secondary teacher, or special services provider (Type C).
  5. Submit an educational goal statement.
  6. Submit three letters of recommendation or rating forms from professional references. At least one of the professional references must be from a current educational supervisor who has evaluated the candidate.

Program Requirements Include

This program includes courses delivered by distance. Admitted students must have the technological knowledge and skills to engage in distance learning. 

Complete portfolio documenting attainment of Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards. 

Complete a total of 27 credits for the certificate and to apply for an institutional recommendation for the Type B Administrator Certificate with a principal endorsement from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (EED).

Alaska Certification

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development requires 3 credits of multicultural education/cross-cultural communication and 3 credits of Alaska studies for state licensure. For more information see the EED website

 

Catalog- Graduate Certificate in Education Leadership: Principal

 

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 907-786-4450907-786-4450 or at edl@uaa.alaska.edu.

 

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