The Residency Principalship Certification prepares you for the position of building principal. The building principal, who has line responsibility, works directly with the instructional program and student supervision, and provides input and direction to district-wide concerns of policy-making, fiscal management, planning, and curriculum. The building principal, under the supervision of the Superintendent, and in compliance with established policies of the school district, is responsible for planning, management, supervision, and evaluation of the educational program of a particular attendance are or administrative unit.
REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENCY CERTIFICATION:
To receive a Residency Principal certificate:
- The candidate should hold an approved masters degree.
- The candidate shall have completed an approved program for the preparation of principals.
- The candidate shall have three years of documented successful school-based experience in an instructional role with students. Candidates who were enrolled in an approved principal program prior to July 1, 2013 are not subject to the three year minimum experience requirement.
- The candidate shall hold or have held: (A) a valid teacher's certificate issued under WAC 181-79A-231 or (B) a valid education staff associate certificate, excluding certificates issued under WAC 181-79A-231.
- Persons whose teacher or educational staff associate certificates were revoked, suspended, or surrendered are not eligible for principal certificates.
Please read the following document in its entirety prior to submitting the application materials: Administrator Certification Programs Admittance Procedures
Course Requirements for the Residency Principal Certification:
Required Course Offerings
|EDAD 577 - Diversity Leadership||3||1|
|EDAD 579 - Education Personnel||4||1|
|EDAD 580 - Educational Administration||4||1|
|EDAD 581 - Public School Finance||4||1|
|EDAD 582 - School Curriculum*||4||1|
|EDAD 583 - School and Community**||4||1|
|EDAD 584 - School Supervision||4||1|
|EDAD 586 - Principalship||4||1|
|EDAD 589 - School Law||4||1|
|EDAD 692 / 693- Internship***||12||1||1||1|
(tentative schedule subject to change)
* EDAD 582 may be waived for certification at the discretion of the Chair of Advanced Programs.
** Effective 2016-17, EDAD 583 will be offered in Spring quarter instead of Fall.
*** The internship begins during Pre-Autumn (EDAD 692) and continues with the Internship during the academic quarters (EDAD 693)