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Master of Education Educational Leadership, Principal Certification Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 49 Tuition: $12,900
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Program Overview


The Master of Education – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification online program from Eastern Washington University is designed for educators seeking certification as a principal. In this online program, educators will gain the leadership knowledge and practical experience for assuming the role of principal or a variety of other administrative positions in the public schools.

Learn how to interact with your school’s community, manage the challenges of curriculum development, interpret and use test results, and ensure your staff empowers students to achieve established academic goals. With rigorous online coursework taught by the same experienced faculty who teach on campus, this M.Ed. will give you the resources and tools to positively impact student success.

In this program, you will:

  • examine the role of the principal, using the ISLLC Standards as a framework
  • explore the quantitative and qualitative methods, tools, and strategies used in educational research
  • develop the vision for strategically leading the planning, decision-making, communication, management, and change processes needed in 21st century schools and communities
  • understand school law relating to the duties and powers of school officials and employees, compulsory school attendance, school census, child labor, control, and organization

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Education – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification online, you must complete 12 courses (49 credit hours), comprised of 25 credit hours of common core courses (including an internship) and 24 credit hours of specialization courses. All courses are six weeks in length.

To see the full list of M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification online courses, view courses.

Admissions

As an applicant for the Master of Education – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification online degree program, you must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and submit transcripts verifying a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits.

To learn more about our M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

As a student in the Master of Education – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification online degree program, you can pay for each course as you enroll. There is a $75 non-refundable application fee. Tuition is the same for students living in Washington or outside the state.

To learn more about our M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With seven start dates each year, the Master of Education – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification online degree program is convenient and accessible. Before beginning, you should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes and pay tuition to begin on your desired start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for our M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification online, view calendar.

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Courses


The Master of Education – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification online curriculum is comprised of 12 courses (49 credit hours), including 25 credit hours of common core courses and 24 credit hours of specialization courses.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course focuses on reforming and transforming the processes, perceptions and practices of learning and teaching by emphasizing diversity, social justice and equity. First, psychological principles underlying current educational culture will be analyzed. Second, reforming relationships, interactions and contexts for learning will be addressed through reflective practices, and third, rethinking and transforming connections, will be viewed through the lens of learners of diverse backgrounds.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

An analysis of American democratic ideology in relation to major social problems such as race, social stratification, leisure, population movements, family life, and the involvement of the public schools. For students in the M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification program, EDUC 531 or 532 are department-approved substitutes for EDUC 505 in the M.Ed. common core.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Four philosophies in education will be studied. The implications of each for school organization and classroom instruction will be examined. Participants will be invited to analyze their beliefs and how these beliefs form into a coherent philosophy of education.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Required of all graduate students pursuing the master of education degree program unless an alternative research course is scheduled. It provides the background of research methods and techniques necessary for meeting the requirements of Education 600 or 601. The methods, tools, and strategies used in educational research, both quantitative and qualitative, will be explored. Continued level teacher certification research requirements may be met through this course.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 5

This course provides candidates for the MEd the opportunity to assemble a portfolio of work from graduate courses in education that includes a reflective component. Candidates will provide evidence aligned with corresponding program competencies. The course also provides candidates the opportunity to prepare for the written comprehensive examination, which serves as the capstone experience in lieu of a thesis or research report.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: varies per program

Practical, on-the-job experience for specialized school personnel planned cooperatively by a school district and the university. Students are selected for this experience by the university and the district in which the student is working.

You must take the following courses.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Court decisions and statutory law relating to the duties and powers of school officials and employees, compulsory school attendance, school census, child labor, control, and organization.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Focus on school leadership, developing with vision the knowledge and skills for strategically leading the planning, decision-making, communication, management, and change processes needed in 21st century schools and communities.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A problem-based exposure to the multi-dimensional role of school-community relations and communication in school districts. The course addresses the Public Relations domain of the NPBEA and WAC standards for the principalship.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Students will examine the role of the principal, using the ISLLC Standards as a framework. They will prepare themselves for leadership through research, discussion activity and application. Relevant and practical topics will be used to create the curricular content of the course. Students will exit this course with knowledge and understanding of what to expect and how to respond as a new principal. This is a course where practicality and purpose will support those preparing for an instructional leadership role.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

The work of the teacher or supervisor in improving instruction.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: varies per program

Practical, on-the-job experience for specialized school personnel planned cooperatively by a school district and the university. Students are selected for this experience by the university and the district in which the student is working.

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Admissions


Let's get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Education – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification online program, along with information on required documents.

M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification Online Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits
  • 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 attended

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Studies
206 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

Have a question? Call us at 800-826-3411.

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Tuition


Tuition for the Master of Education – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included, except for a one-time application fee of $75.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 4-Credit Hour Course Per Program
Master of Education – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification $263.26 $1,053.04 $12,900
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Calendar


The M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Winter I 1/7/2019 12/20/2018 1/2/2019 1/5/2019 3/22/2019
Winter II 2/19/2019 2/4/2019 2/13/2019 2/17/2019 3/31/2019
Spring I 4/8/2019 3/25/2019 4/3/2019 4/6/2019 5/19/2019
Spring II 5/20/2019 5/6/2019 5/15/2019 5/18/2019 6/30/2019
Summer I 7/8/2019 6/24/2019 7/3/2019 7/6/2019 8/18/2019
Fall I 9/23/2019 9/9/2019 9/18/2019 9/21/2019 11/3/2019
Fall II 11/4/2019 10/21/2019 10/30/2019 11/2/2019 12/15/2019
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