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The Master of Education in Principalship is designed for experienced teachers who desire to take on building level leadership positions, such as principal and assistant principal. PreK-12 schools of the 21st Century need principals who are instructional leaders with management expertise and people skills that allow them to lead their faculty and staff in ways that produce success for the students and the school. This program, which includes standards-based coursework and field activities, prepares teachers to become quality building level leaders.
A Principal License only program is offered for those who qualify.
Grant Hambright, Program Director
"Best Online Programs—Graduate Education," U.S. News & World Report, 2017
- Bachelor's degree
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher
- GPA of 3.0 or higher on any previous graduate work, if applicable
- Current teaching license
- Minimum of two years successful classroom teaching
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies (MAT) scores in the 50th percentile or better
NOTE: Test requirement is waived if the applicant's cumulative undergraduate GPA (from all schools attended) is 3.0 or higher or if the applicant has a previous master's degree.
Admission is in Fall A, Spring A and Summer A terms. Apply at least six weeks prior to the term of enrollment.
Submit to the Graduate School:
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended (except WSU)
- Official GRE or MAT scores if applicable
- Current teaching license with application
- Three recommendation forms (effective for all applicants applying for Spring 2018 semester and thereafter). At least one of these forms must be from a direct supervisor -- principal, superintendent or other school administrator. Please see the Graduate School application for the required two-page recommendation forms.