Department ofEducation

Master of Arts in Education with Principal or Program Administrator Certification

This program is designed to be completed in as little as 12 months for the emerging leader on a tight timeline, or can be spread out over a longer period for the working professional.  The program provides candidates with the practical knowledge and skills they need to lead a school community in a responsive and results-oriented way.  Rigorous coursework and clinical experiences lead to the development of a Culminating Professional Portfolio, which includes performance-based documentation of candidates' knowledge, skills, dispositions, and professional behaviors.

Questions?

School of Education & Kinesiology

educ@plu.edu

Phone:(253) 535-7272

We have three priority deadlines that we encourage students to use:

  • November 20th
  • January 15th *Last priority deadline for scholarships and fellowships*
  • March 7th

Click here for more information on how to apply.

Classes in the fall and spring semesters are held typically Tuesday evenings via an online platform (Eluminate), which allows real-time interaction between classmates and faculty, and also once a month on Saturdays on the PLU campus.  During the summers, classes are on-site typically three afternoons/evenings per week. 

Master of Arts in Education with Principal or Program Administrator Certification Curriculum

Summer Session:
EDUC 576, Personnel Development (3)
EDUC 577, School Finance (2)
EDUC 578, School Law (3)
EPSY 583, Current Issues in Exceptionality (2)

Fall Semester:
EDUC 582, Instructional Leadership I: Standards Based Teaching, Learning and Assessment (4)
EPSY 541A, Assessing Student and Staff Instructional Needs (1)
EDUC 555A, Family and Community Engagement (1)
EDUC 595, Internship in Educational Administration (2)
EDUC 596, Reflective Seminar (1)

J-Term Session:
EPSY 542, Group Dynamics and Instructional Leadership (2)

Spring Semester:
EDUC 583, Instructional Leadership II: Teaching Development and the School Improvement Process (4)
EPSY 541B, Assessing Student and Staff Instructional Needs (1)
EDUC 555B, Family and Community Engagement (1)
EDUC 595, Internship in Educational Administration (2)
EDUC 596, Reflective Seminar (1)
EDUC 593, Culminating Professional Portfolio (2)

Total Principal or Program Administrator Certification Credits (including Educational Leadership Core): 32