Certificate Program

Graduate Principal Licensure Certificate

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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.

View additional requirements for licensure.

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. For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:



Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Education graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Graduate Principal Licensure Certificate program.

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