Office of Graduate Studies
Phone: 509-527-2421


This program of study prepares candidates to serve effectively as school principals. Courses are selected to provide the graduate student with a useful blend of educational theory, administrative principles, and practical skills. It is important to consult with a program advisor prior to beginning the program.

Specialization Prerequisites:  State or denominational certification and a minimum of 540 days (3 school years) of verified satisfactory full-time teaching experience prior to awarding of degree. No more than 60 days of substitute teaching may apply.

Specialization Requirements:

Basic Courses16
 EDUC 501          Statistics in Research                                          3
 EDUC 502         Statistics Lab  1
EDUC 522         Philosophy and Education3
EDUC 561         Methods of Research3
EDUC 562         Methods of Qualitative Research2
EDUC 598         Graduate Seminar1
       PSYC 521         Psychology of Learning3
Educational Leadership Core31
EDAD 525         Human Relations in Education3
EDAD 526         School Finance3
 EDAD 527         School Facilities and Services3
EDAD 539         Supervision of Instruction, K-12 4
EDAD 545         Principalship, K-124
EDAD 550         School Law4
EDAD 565         Practicum in Administration4
EDUC 521         Principles of Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms 3
EDUC 556         Curriculum Planning3
Approved Electives0-4
      Electives must be chosen in consultation with the student's adviser.
Professional Project or Thesis                         4-8        
      EDUC 581         Professional Project                                                                      4
 EDUC 590         Thesis9
Total                            55
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