Department ofEducation

Principal or Program Administrator Certification Only Program

The Principal or Program Administrator Certification Only program at PLU is a rigorous, focused, one-year process for those who already have a master's degree and would like to pursue the Principal or Program Administrator Certificate.  The program offers small cohorts led by specially trained and experienced facilitators.  Classes emphasize data driven, research based and contextually appropriate leadership development. 

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. 

Principal or Program Administrator Certification Only 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 595, Internship in Educational Administration (2)
EDUC 596, Reflective Seminar (1)

Spring Semester:
EDUC 595, Internship in Educational Administration (2)
EDUC 596, Reflective Seminar (1)
EDUC 593, Culminating Professional Portfolio (2)

Candidates in this program may have equivalencies for the following courses.  If they do not have equivalencies, they may need to take these courses as a part of their program in addition to the courses listed above.

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)

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)