Master of Arts in Education, Principal or Program Administrator Certification

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Arts in Education with Principal or Program Administrator Certification at PLU!

Application Deadline

  • April 1

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • A minimum of three years teaching experience
  • Washington State Professional Certificate and Final Portfolio
  • Graduate application and $40.00 application fee: Online
  • Résumé: Submit a résumé that includes your employment history; significant academic, professional, and community achievements; honors and awards.
  • Application Essay: Submit a written essay identifying and discussing three values that will guide your educational practice. It should be between 500 and 750 words in length on a separate piece of paper. Please reference your name on each page.
  • Two Recommendations – One academic/professional reference and one that speaks to your work with young people.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended, sent directly from the school attended.  Degrees attained from foreign institutions must be translated into English and also evaluated for US equivalency by a PLU approved evaluation service.  Please have transcripts sent to:
    Pacific Lutheran University
    Office of Admission–Graduate Programs
    Tacoma, WA 98447-0003
    (note:  PLU has it’s own zip code, therefore does not require a street number)
  • Complete an interview.
  • International Students only:

For more information about the Master of Arts in Education, Principal or Program Administrator Certification, please click here.

If you are unable to download and print any forms, or have any questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Admission, Graduate Programs, at or call 253-535-7151.