Principal Leadership Graduate Certificate

Graduate Level Certificate - Principal Leadership

Phyllis J. Washington College of Education

Degree Specific Credits:

Required Cumulative GPA:

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Notes/Description

  • Principals and Superintendents in Montana are required to hold a Class 3 Administrative License with the proper endorsement as K-12 Principal or Superintendent respectively.

  • When someone is hired by a school district as a Principal or Superintendent who has not completed the necessary courses for Licensure and/or Endorsement, a Montana Board of Public Education Administrative Internship may be required.

  • Students pursuing the Principal Licensure must hold a Master's Degree. If you do not yet have a Master's Degree, please visit the Master's Degree in Educational Leadership page for more information.

  • Field Experience

    Each student will be required to perform and document a minimum of 27 hours of field experience per required course. The field experience hours do not carry additional credits and must be completed prior to recommendation for licensure. These field experiences must align with the six Montana PEPP standards with a minimum of 20 hours related to each standard. More information is available on the Field Experience page under the Student Resources page.

Summary

Required Courses

24

Total Hours

24


Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

EDLD 550

Foundations of Educational Leadership

3

EDLD 551

Foundations of Curriculum Leadership

3

EDLD 552

Supervision and Evaluation of Public School Educators

3

EDLD 554

School Law

3

EDLD 556

Finance of Public Education

3

EDLD 559

School Public Relations-Principals

3

EDLD 567

K-12 Leadership

3

EDLD 568

K-12 Curriculum

3

Total Hours

24

Minimum Required Grade: B

Additional Requirements

  • Master's Degree in an approved school administration program or the equivalent

  • Eligibility for the Class 1 or Class 2 teaching license (individual does not need to hold a Montana teaching license but must be eligible to hold one)

  • Verification of a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience as an appropriately licensed and assigned K-12 teacher