Online Graduate Certificate – Principal
Develop the skills and qualifications you need to lead effectively as a school principal or administrator.
Discover how the online Principal Graduate Certificate from EWU can advance your career
Prepare for positions of leadership in public, private, and charter schools with the online Graduate Certificate – Principal program from Eastern Washington University. This post-master's certificate program is based on state and national standards and will satisfy the requirements of the Washington State Department of Public Instruction for school principal certification.
The 100 percent online coursework is designed to enhance your expertise in governance, school law, leadership and strategic planning. You will also learn how to develop and implement curriculum, oversee teachers, and work more effectively with parents, the community, and district administrators. Taught by the same dedicated faculty who teach on campus, this online certificate program will prepare educators to be effective school leaders whether as principals, assistant principals, or program administrators.
The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
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The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences educator programs are approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).
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This affordable Graduate Certificate – Principal online program features pay-by-the-course tuition, with the same rate for all in-state and out-of-state students.
Don’t miss these important deadlines
The Graduate Certificate – Principal online program is designed to be flexible for working professionals, with six-week courses and seven start dates a year. View the full calendar for upcoming start dates and deadlines for registration, required documents, and tuition payment.
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Explore the admission requirements for this online principal certificate
We’ve streamlined the Graduate Certificate – Principal online admissions process to help you get started quickly and easily.
- Teaching certificate or ESA certification
- Master’s degree in Education or related field
- Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities
Graduate Certificate – Principal Online Admission Requirements
- Master's degree in Education or related field with a minimum 3.0 GPA**
- Three years of work experience at time of program completion
- Teaching certification or ESA certification is required with graduation application
- Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities where you have earned credit
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**We encourage you to apply if your GPA is lower than a 3.0 and you have at least 3 years of professional work experience. Applicants with GPAs below 3.0 are considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 800-826-3411 for more information.
View the syllabus for your online Principal Graduate Certificate program
In order to earn the Graduate Certificate – Principal online, you must complete 6 courses (including an internship) for a total of 32 credits.
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*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.