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Program Administrator, Post-Master’s Certificate

A Program Administrator, Post-Master’s Certificate develops leadership skills and prepares you for administration in K-12 schools, district offices or educational nonprofits.

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About this Program

Designed for working professionals who already have a master’s degree, the Program Administrator, Post-Master’s Certificate offers weekend class times to fit an educator's schedule. Complete this certificate in only four quarters. A new cohort begins every summer for this certificate program.

Learning Outcomes

  • Possess a well defined conception of their own leadership shaped by an abiding love for their community and a deep understanding of critical pedagogy and educational justice. 
  • Apply leadership theory to practice, drawing on research to manage complex change and ensure that all students can thrive in our schools.
  • Develop an expansive toolbox of skills to manage the dynamic operations of schools and educational organizations.
  • Learn and graduate as a cohort, establishing a model network of professional learning & mutual support that they carry into their leadership practice.

Course of Study

Our Program Administrator, Post-Master's Certificate is designed to be completed in a single calendar year (July-June) but can be extended to be completed over 6-8 quarters, if desired.


  • EDAD 5011: Individual Work Planning to Ensure Quality Leadership Development -Internship Planning (1)
  • EDAD 5910: Instructional Leadership (3)
  • EDAD 5910: Participatory Action Research (3)


  • EDAD 5000: Leadership for Social Justice (3)
  • EDAD 5010: Community Engaged Leadership (3)
  • EDAD 5041: Leadership Internship (community-engaged internship) (3)


  • EDAD 5013: Teaching, Learning and Data Use (3)
  • EDAD 5031: Pro-seminar I (2)
  • EDAD 5041: Leadership Internship I (year-long school/district internship) (2)


  • EDAD 5014: School Law, Policy, and Finance (3)
  • EDAD 5032: Pro-seminar II (2)
  • EDAD 5042: Leadership Internship II (year-long school/district internship) (2)


  • EDAD 5012: Team Building and Organizational Development (3)
  • EDAD 5033: Pro-seminar III (2)
  • EDAD 5043: Leadership Internship III (year-long school/district internship) (2) 

What You'll Learn

See the core classes and other curriculum you’ll take as a student in this program.

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Information including admissions requirements, deadlines and more can be found on the admissions page.

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Don’t Have a Master’s Degree?

Our Educational Administration program is a built for working professionals and students to graduate with their master's degree along with their choice of either Principal Certification or Program Administrator Certification.

Get in Touch

We’re here to help. For information about this certificate at Seattle University, contact:

Ashley Miller

Senior Admissions Counselor, Graduate Admissions

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