School Leadership, Certificate

The Principal Certification-Only Track is for public/charter school administrators and educators who already hold a Master’s degree and are seeking eligibility for Principal Certification. Over its five courses, this track provides a 360-hour internship, focused class topics, and practitioner assignments relevant to the public/charter school environment. 1, 2


Required Courses
EDSL 5030Developing Instructional Leadership in Practice1
EDSL 5040Field Internship Seminar: Inquiring Into Organizational and Legal Dimensions of Principal Leadership1
EDSL 5050Aligning Fiscal, Human, and Community Resources in Support of the School's Instructional Mission1
EDSL 5060Instructional Leadership to Promote Learning1
EDSL 5090Field Internship Seminar: Leadership for School Improvement1
Program Meetings
1 weekend/month
All-day Sat & 1/2 day Sun
1 virtual class/month
Focused Observations
3 of 5 daylong visits
Internship Requirements
360 Hours Under Principal
Capstone Projects

The School Leadership Program is unable to provide immigration sponsorship for international students. 


To be admitted into this track, students must have a Master's degree and either have at least three years teaching experience or two years teaching experience and be in a teaching position while completing the program.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.