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Prepare for an assistant principal or principal role in elementary, middle, or high school. Although all principal roles are different, you can expect some of the following responsibilities if you take on this leadership position in education.
Collaborate with parents, teachers, superiors, and other stakeholders.
Advocate for best practices and the growth of your local community.
Manage teachers and staff with the goal of professional and educational advancement.
Evaluate curricula, teaching methods, and programs to determine efficacy.
Become a school administrator with the knowledge and understanding of education theory and high-level leadership techniques. As a student of the Graduate Certificate in Educational Licensure - Principal program, you gain the tools needed to coordinate daily school activities, oversee curricula, and maintain a safe and productive learning environment.
Students in this certificate program are NOT required to have completed a master’s degree prior to admission. Choose the option that’s right for you:
Earn your Principal Licensure as part of your online Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning from CSU Global. If you choose this option, the Principal Licensure program will replace the specialization requirement of the master’s degree program.
Earn your Principal Licensure as a 24-credit-hour, stand-alone program.
Please note that principal licensure requirements vary from state to state. This program was established and approved based on the State of Colorado standards. Students are solely responsible for checking their state’s requirements via their Department of Education.
This certificate is eligible for Title IV financial aid and the Colorado Center for Rural Education scholarships or stipends.
No later than 14 days prior to start of the term, the following documents need to be uploaded through the student portal:
Talk to your academic advisor for further details and assistance as needed.
During each course, students will also be interning 6-8 hours per week in the school where they are currently teaching.
* This course may not be available in all states; see the State Specific Authorization Policy under Admissions Policies. During each Principal Licensure course, students will also be interning 6-8 hours per week, implementing the principal effectiveness standards that they are learning, in the school in which they are currently teaching.
Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your certificate comes from a top quality, trusted university.
CSU Global is ranked #2 by Best Value Schools’ Top 10 Cheap Online Master’s in K-12 Teaching and Education Programs.
In a national ranking of the top teaching programs by Best Value Schools, CSU Global earned top recognition.
Guide to Online Schools identifies CSU Global as one of the top military-friendly online institutions.
We understand that in today’s changing economy, stackable credentials are an important tool you can utilize immediately, while building credits toward a full degree. With a graduate certificate from CSU Global, you can prove proficiency in a specific subject with your stand-alone, transcribable, nationally recognized credentials. Get promoted or work toward a full degree. And with our Tuition Guarantee, your affordable tuition rate won’t increase over time.
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Educational administrators work closely with a range of stakeholders including teachers, students, parents, and community members to create and support learning inititatives. After completing your Graduate Certificate in Educational Licensure - Principal, you will be capable of the following: