Educational Leadership Program

This program is designed for educators who want to become school or district administrators, who do not already have a principal license.

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Course Prerequisites

Total Credits

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License Information

License #5051 Principal: Required for school administrative positions: principals, assistant principles and other positions, depending on district job requirements (e.g., deans, coordinators, etc.)

License #5010 Director of Instruction: Required for district administrative positions, depending on district job requirements (e.g., directors, coordinators, etc.)

License #5080 Director of Special Education & Pupil Services (DSEPS): Required for district special education administrative positions. Positions may include directors, etc.

Course Information

Course Start Dates

Courses Start in Spring 2023. Meeting Dates (in Person):

Two Pathways Toward Licensure

The Educational Leadership Program runs cohorts that combine licensure only and master's degree-seeking students.

Option 1: Licensure Only*


Coursework: Core Courses (18 credits)

Coursework:Practicum (6 or 8 credits)

* Requires existing Master of Education

Option 2: Licensure + Masters in Science Degree


Coursework: Core Courses + Practicum + Research Courses (6 credits)

What is a Practicum?

Educational Leadership Course Sequence

Please note this programs course sequence.

Spring 2023 - EDU613 and EDU685

Summer 2023 - EDU686 and EDU667

Fall 2023 - EDU632, EDU668, and EDU607  

Spring 2024 - EDU687, EDU669, and EDU609

Summer 2024 - EDU688, EDU634, and EDU616

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