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Master of Education – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification Online

Prepare to elevate your career as an influential leader in education.

12/11/20 Next Application Due Date
12/28/20 Start Classes

Program Overview


$12,900 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
49 Credit Hours

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 coursework taught by the same experienced faculty who teach on campus, this flexible online M.Ed. will give you the resources and tools to positively impact student success.

Professional Educator Standards Board

The EWU College of Arts, Letters & Education educator programs are approved by the State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

In this online M.Ed. program, you will learn:

  • 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.

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Tuition


The M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification online degree program offers the same affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition to both in-state and out-of-state students.

$263 Per Credit Hour
$12,900 Total Tuition

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M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification Online Program Tuition and Fees

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

Application Fee: $75

Melissa Cipponeri, M.Ed.

"Eastern Washington University has been very supportive. They were great about helping me with my student teaching. They have been flexible for nontraditional students and ones with military ties."

– Melissa Cipponeri

M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification online student

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Calendar


This M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification is delivered in a convenient online format designed for working professionals, featuring six-week courses with seven start dates a year. View the full calendar for upcoming deadlines for turning in required documents, registering for classes and paying tuition to begin on the start date that’s best for you.

Now Enrolling:

12/11/20 Next Application Deadline
12/28/20 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall II 11/2/2020 10/19/2020 10/26/2020 10/28/2020 10/31/2020 12/13/2020
Winter I 12/28/2020 12/11/2020 12/18/2020 12/22/2020 12/26/2020 2/7/2021
Winter II 2/8/2021 1/25/2021 2/1/2021 2/3/2021 2/6/2021 3/21/2021
Spring I 3/29/2021 3/15/2021 3/22/2021 3/24/2021 3/27/2021 5/9/2021
Spring II 5/10/2021 4/26/2021 5/3/2021 5/5/2021 5/8/2021 6/20/2021
Summer 7/6/2021 6/21/2021 6/28/2021 6/30/2021 7/4/2021 8/15/2021

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Eastern Washington University?

Admissions


The admission process is the first step toward earning your M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification online. A teaching certificate is required for admission to this program.

Teacher certification or ESA certification
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Cumulative 3.0 GPA in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits

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

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Courses


In order to earn the M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification online, you must complete 15 courses (49 credit hours), comprised of 12 credit hours of core courses and 37 credit hours of specialization courses (including an internship).

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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

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.

You must take the following courses.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course examines the principles underlying the development of a K-12 school curriculum. With an emphasis on methods of determining curriculum priorities, objectives, scope and sequence, and organizational patterns, as well as an examination of how curriculum design facilitates student-learning opportunities.

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: 3

Practical, on-the-job experience for principal candidates 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.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Continuation of Principal Internship I. Practical, on-the-job experience for principal candidates 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.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Continuation of Principal Internships I & II. Practical, on-the-job experience for principal candidates 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.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

This course provides Principal Certificate candidates the opportunity to assemble a portfolio of work from graduate education courses and internship work that includes a reflective component. Candidates will provide evidence aligned with corresponding professional competencies.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

Continuation of Principal Portfolio I. This course provides Principal Certificate candidates the opportunity to assemble a portfolio of work from graduate education courses and internship work that includes a reflective component. Candidates will provide evidence aligned with corresponding professional competencies.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The purpose of the comprehensive exam is to assess the knowledge and skills attained during the course of graduate study in the Master of Education program. The comprehensive exam requires students to integrate the principals, concepts, and research methodologies when employing academic language and using a formal writing style.

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