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Principal Licensure Certificate

Graduate Principal Licensure Certificate

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Principal Licensure Certificate

As an experienced educator with a desire to utilize your leadership skills, you’re ready to take your career to the next level – as a principal.

Our Principal Licensure Certificate is a graduate program designed to prepare you for principal licensure. The curriculum was developed to align with national standards set by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and includes courses in school policy and law, human resource management, media relations and supervision of curriculum, instruction and assessment. A three-part principal practicum is an integral component of the program, too, providing you with real-world, field-based experience in the various aspects of school administration and supervision.

To qualify for admission into this certificate program, you must have previously earned a master’s degree and accrued at least three years of verifiable P-12 classroom teaching experience. This program is available to residents of Colorado and Utah.

What you'll learn

How to customize your degree

Focus your educational journey even further. By adding one of the following areas of focus, you can better tailor your degree to your career, interests and the skills you want to learn.

Make an informed choice

We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.

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"Impacting student learning, one educator at a time"

Driven by this mission, our elementary education degree prepares future teachers and current educators to become effective leaders in the elementary school classroom — and beyond.

A student-centered learning experience

Each course is led by an experienced faculty member in a collaborative team forum in which you and your classmates actively share information and directly apply new ideas to your professional experience.