Office of Graduate Studies
Phone: 509-527-2421


This program of study prepares candidates to serve effectively as school principals.  It is designed for the practitioner who does not plan to pursue a doctorate.  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 SDA Teacher 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 Courses12
EDUC 522         Philosophy and Education3
EDUC 551         Action Research3
 PSYC 521         Psychology of Learning3
EDUC 550         Understanding Research        3
Educational Leadership Core28
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 Electives*5
      *Electives must be chosen in consultation with the student's adviser.
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