Seattle University’s College of Education principal/program administrator certification and master’s degree in Educational Administration (EDAD) is designed for you, the working professional educator striving to lead and dedicated to collaborative engagement with youth and community to enact socially just change through dialogue, reflection, and action.
Our cohort style leadership rograms are practice-based degrees, with our EDAD program designed to prepare future administrators, supervisors, principals and other leaders in diverse school systems, public and private. In less than two years, you will graduate with a deep understanding and working knowledge of how existing educational systems, policies and practices have perpetuated inequalities across educational settings, allowing you to become an informed catalyst for transformative change.
Our hybrid course delivery and internships facilitated through our extensive professional networks provide you a flexible and individually developed education experience that both plays to your learning style strengths and pushes you to new heights of understanding. Our EDAD program offers two specializations: Principal and Program Administrator. Students graduate with either a Washington State Principal Certificate or Program Administrator Certificate.
Emphasis for admission eligibility is based on prior academic record, your professional/personal recommendations and writing samples—rather than just a standardized test score.
Hybrid coursework that combines face-to-face sessions, online learning, and field experiences that make it the perfect option for the working professional.
Face-to-face class meetings allow you to come together with colleagues to resolve course case studies through professional collaboration. Faculty and fellow graduate students will offer a broad-based knowledge of the field. The cohort model builds a sense of connection for alumni and collaborators.
You will have the opportunity to undertake extensive field work, including school leadership roles and settings. The internship is planned, guided, refined and cooperatively evaluated by the student, university faculty and P-12 site mentors who will support student learning in multiple dimensions.
Focus areas are specially developed for you, targeted to the type of schools where you work or want to work, including:
> Public school administration
> Catholic school administration
> Independent school administration
> Alternative school administration
Our Educational Administration program ensures that you’ll draw from a critical knowledge-base and experience that aligns with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (formerly ISLLC). These standards are foundational to all levels of educational leadership, and were redeveloped and expanded in 2015 with a strong and clear emphasis on students and student learning, to help ensure that each child is well-educated and prepared for the 21st century.
Review the new standards in detail at the Council of Chief State School Officers.