Principal Licensure Requirements

The University’s Masters in Education/Administration (MAED/ADM) program meets the licensure requirements for principal licensure in the states listed below. Review the licensure requirements listed under your state as you prepare for your principal preparation journey.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates will need to have a minimum of three years licensed or certificated instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240 hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Alaska State Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Alaska principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Alaska Department of Education.

Alaska Principal Certification Application

Contact Information:

Alaska Dept. of Education

801 West 10th Street, Suite 200 
PO Box 110500 
Juneau, AK 99811-0500

https://education.alaska.gov/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will complete the Arizona-approved Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Arizona State Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Upon graduating from the principal preparation program, Arizona principal candidates will apply for principal licensure. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates, upon their request and to be included in their application for licensure.

Contact Information:

Arizona Dept. of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street

Phoenix, AZ 85007

http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/contactus/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years licensed or certificated instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Colorado will complete the Colorado-approved Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Colorado State Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Colorado principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Colorado Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203

https://www.cde.state.co.us/

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates Delaware will need to have a minimum of five years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (42 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a certified, contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates in Delaware will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Delaware State Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Principal candidates should contact the Delaware Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Contact Information:

Delaware Department of Education

The Townsend Building
401 Federal Street, Suite 2

Dover, DE 19901-3639

http://www.doe.k12.de.us/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the District of Columbia Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

District of Columbia principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

Contact Information:

District of Columbia Public Schools
1200 First Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002

http://dcps.dc.gov/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Florida will complete the Florida-approved Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Florida State Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Florida principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Florida Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Florida Dept. of Education
Turlington Building, Suite 1514
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

http://www.fldoe.org/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements. 

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates Guam will need to have a minimum of five years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (42 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Guam will complete the Guam-approved Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Guam Commission for Educator Certification to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Guam principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Guam Commission for Educator Certification.

Contact Information:

Guam Commission for Educator Certification
303 University Drive SOE Bldg. Room 105
Mangilao, GU 96913

http://gcec.guam.gov/government-guam/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Hawai’i State Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Hawai’i principal candidates will apply directly to their state for initial licensure.

Contact Information:

Hawai’i State Dept. of Education
1390 Miller St. Honolulu
HI 96813

http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a principal candidate in Idaho, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. To become a principal in Idaho after completing your University of Phoenix principal preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtain Arizona licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements are listed below:

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in Idaho will need to have a minimum of four years licensed or certificated instructional experience in a P-12 setting (30 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Idaho will complete the Arizona-approved Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the principal preparation program, Idaho principal candidates will apply for principal licensure in Arizona. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates, upon their request and to be included in their application for licensure. *

Fingerprint Clearance is a requirement to be eligible for the Arizona licensure. Candidates outside of AZ must complete the packet process.

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Idaho State Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state. 

Idaho principal candidates must include a copy of their valid Arizona teaching license as part of their application for Idaho licensure.

Contact Information:

Idaho State Department of Education
650 W State St, 2nd Floor
Boise, ID 83702

http://www.sde.idaho.gov/contact.html    

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in Illinois will need to have a minimum of four years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (30 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Illinois will complete the Illinois-approved Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Illinois State Board of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Illinois principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Illinois State Board of Education.

Contact Information:

Illinois State Board of Education
100 N. 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62777

http://www.isbe.net/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in Louisiana will need to have a minimum of five years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (42 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Louisiana will complete the Louisiana-approved Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Louisiana Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Louisiana principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Louisiana Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Louisiana Dept. of Education
P.O. Box 94064 
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064

http://www.louisianabelieves.com/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *


Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Maine will complete the Maine-approved Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Maine Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Maine principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Maine Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Maine Dept. of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023

http://maine.gov/doe/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years licensed or certificated instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Maryland will complete the Maryland-approved Principal certification exam.

Additional coursework:

Principal candidates seeking licensure in Maryland will need 3 semester hours of coursework in Special Education.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Maryland Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Maryland principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Maryland Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Maryland State Dept. of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595

http://www.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Michigan Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Michigan principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Michigan Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Michigan Dept. of Education
608 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909

http://www.michigan.gov/mde/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Mississippi will complete the Mississippi-approved Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Mississippi Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Mississippi principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Mississippi Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Mississippi Dept. of Education
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771

https://www.mdek12.org/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years licensed or certificated instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Additional Requirements:

Completion of three semester credits of college coursework in Montana school law, including special education law.

Completion of the following free on-line course in Indian Education

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Montana Office of Public Instruction to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Montana principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Montana Office of Public Instruction. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure.

Contact Information:

Montana Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501 Helena
Montana 59620-2501

http://opi.mt.gov/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. * 

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Additional Requirements:

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Nebraska Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Nebraska principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Nebraska Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Nebraska Dept. of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987

https://www.education.ne.gov/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in Nevada will need to have a minimum of five years licensed or certificated instructional experience in a P-12 setting (42 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a temporary, substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Nevada Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Nevada principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Nevada Department of Education. 

Contact Information:

Nevada Dept. of Education
Carson City office
700 E. Fifth Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Nevada Dept. of Education
Las Vegas Office
9890 S. Maryland Pkwy, 2nd Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89183

http://www.doe.nv.gov/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of five years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (42 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the New Hampshire Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

New Hampshire principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Contact Information:

New Hampshire Dept. of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3494

http://www.education.nh.gov/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a principal candidate in New Jersey, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program.  To become a principal in New Jersey after completing your University of Phoenix principal preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtain Arizona licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements are listed below:

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of five years licensed or certificated instructional experience in a P-12 setting (42 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in New Jersey will complete the New Jersey-approved Principal certification exam.

The principal exam listed above is a New Jersey specific exam. Arizona Department of Education accepts exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. The Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list is maintained by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and can be updated by ADE at any time.

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the principal preparation program, New Jersey principal candidates will apply for principal licensure in Arizona. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates, upon their request and to be included in their application for licensure. *

Fingerprint Clearance is a requirement to be eligible for the Arizona licensure. Candidates outside of AZ must complete the packet process.

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the New Jersey Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state. 

Contact Information:

New Jersey Dept. of Education
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500       

NJ Department of Education Certification and Induction Customer Service telephone number is (609) 292-2070.

http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/license/                              

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a principal candidate in New Mexico, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. To become a principal in New Mexico after completing your University of Phoenix principal preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtain Arizona licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements are listed below:

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of six years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (54 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Arizona will complete the New Mexico-approved Principal certification exam.

The principal exam listed above is a New Mexico specific exam. Arizona Department of Education accepts exams that are equivalent to their required exams. In order to waive the equivalent Arizona exam, the official score report must document that your exam was reported to another state and that you passed the exam in that state. The Arizona Out of State Exam Equivalents list is maintained by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and can be updated by ADE at any time.

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the principal preparation program, New Mexico principal candidates will apply for principal licensure in Arizona. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates, upon their request and to be included in their application for licensure. *

Fingerprint Clearance is a requirement to be eligible for the Arizona licensure. Candidates outside of AZ must complete the packet process.

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the New Mexico Public Education Department to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

New Mexico principal candidates must include a copy of their valid Arizona teaching license as part of their application for New Mexico licensure.

Contact Information:

New Mexico Public Education Department
120 S. Federal Place
Room 105
Santa Fe, NM 87501

https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/licensure/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

North Carolina principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Contact Information:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Education Building
301 N. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2825

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

North Dakota principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.

Contact Information:

North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440

https://www.nd.gov/dpi/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Oklahoma will complete the Oklahoma-approved Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Oklahoma State Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Oklahoma principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Oklahoma State Dept. of Education
Oliver Hodge Building
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

http://sde.ok.gov/sde/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a principal candidate in Oregon, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. To become a principal in Oregon after completing your University of Phoenix principal preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtain Arizona licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements are listed below:

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years licensed or certificated instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Oregon will complete the Arizona-approved Principal certification exam.

Civil Rights Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Oregon will complete a Civil Rights Exam.

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the principal preparation program, Oregon principal candidates will apply for principal licensure in Arizona. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates, upon their request and to be included in their application for licensure. *

Fingerprint Clearance is a requirement to be eligible for the Arizona licensure. Candidates outside of AZ must complete the packet process.

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Oregon State Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Oregon principal candidates must include a copy of their valid Arizona license as part of their application for Oregon licensure.

Contact Information:

Oregon Dept. of Education
255 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97310

http://www.oregon.gov/ode/Pages/default.aspx

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Pennsylvania will complete the Pennsylvania-approved Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Pennsylvania principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Pennsylvania Dept. of Education
333 Market Street 
Harrisburg, PA 17126

http://www.education.pa.gov/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 300-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 300-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exam:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Rhode Island will complete a Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Rhode Island Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Rhode Island principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Rhode Island Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Rhode Island Dept. of Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

http://www.ride.ri.gov/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exam:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Rhode Island will complete a Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the South Carolina Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

South Carolina principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Rhode Island Department of Education.

Contact Information:

South Carolina Dept. of Education
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201

http://ed.sc.gov/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a principal candidate in Texas, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. To become a principal in Texas after completing your University of Phoenix principal preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtain Arizona licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements are listed below:

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Texas will complete the Arizona-approved Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the principal preparation program, Texas principal candidates will apply for principal licensure in Arizona. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates, upon their request and to be included in their application for licensure. *

Fingerprint Clearance is a requirement to be eligible for the Arizona licensure. Candidates outside of AZ must complete the packet process.

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Texan Education Agency to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Texas principal candidates will include a copy of their valid Arizona teaching license as part of their application for Texas licensure.

Contact Information:

Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

http://tea.texas.gov/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements. 

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in the US Virgin Islands will need to have a minimum of five years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (42 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exam:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in the US Virgin Islands will complete a Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the US Virgin Islands Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

US Virgin Islands principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the US Virgin Islands Department of Education.

Contact Information:

US Virgin Islands Department of Education
2133, Hospital St, Christiansted
St Croix 00820, U.S. Virgin Islands

www.vide.vi/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

As a principal candidate in Utah, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. To become a principal in Utah after completing your University of Phoenix principal preparation program, you will need to obtain Arizona licensure first and then apply to your state. The steps to obtain Arizona licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements are listed below:

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 450-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 450-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. * 

Exams:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Utah will complete the Arizona-approved Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

Upon graduating from the principal preparation program, Utah principal candidates will apply for principal licensure in Arizona. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates, upon their request and to be included in their application for licensure. *

Fingerprint Clearance is a requirement to be eligible for the Arizona licensure. Candidates outside of AZ must complete the packet process.

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Utah State Office of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Utah principal candidates will include a copy of their valid Arizona principal license as part of their application for Utah licensure.

Contact Information:

Utah State Office of Education
250 East 500 South | PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114

https://www.schools.utah.gov/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exam:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Vermont will complete a Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Vermont Agency of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Vermont principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Vermont Agency of Education.

Contact Information:

Vermont Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

http://education.vermont.gov/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years licensed or certificated instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exam:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in Virginia will complete a Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the Virginia Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

Virginia principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the Virginia Department of Education.

Contact Information:

Virginia Dept. of Education
James Monroe Building
101 N. 14th St.
Richmond, VA 23219

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements. 

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take to obtain principal licensure and meet University of Phoenix program requirements.

Teaching Experience:

Principal candidates in an Arizona program will need to have a minimum of three years instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted teacher in either a traditional or year-round public or private school. Applicants must provide evidence of a current teaching license. The current teaching license must be a renewable standard or professional license. Licenses that are designated as a substitute, emergency, probationary, intern, or other non-professional licenses will not be accepted.

Field Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum of 30 hours of verified field experiences relating to specific course content. The field experience hours are completed outside of the 240-hour Administrative Internship experience. *

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 240-hour Internship experience at an approved site. The internship hours are accrued in addition to the field experience hours. *

Exam:

Principal Exam*: Principal candidates seeking licensure in West Virginia will complete a Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

In addition to regularly checking the requirements for licensure being provided here, principal candidates are further encouraged to contact the West Virginia Department of Education to address any additional questions about requirements necessary to obtain principal licensure in their state.

West Virginia principal candidates will apply for licensure directly to the West Virginia Department of Education.

Contact Information:

West Virginia Dept. of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East 
Charleston, WV 25305

http://wvde.state.wv.us/

 

*Contact your Education Program Specialist for site approval, testing, and/or licensure information. Internship and licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates must follow the guidelines within their state, which may exceed minimum program requirements.

This summary of state licensure requirements is provided as a reference tool for our principal candidates. Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate and up to date. However, as licensing requirements are subject to change at any time, principal candidates are strongly encouraged to regularly check with their state’s principal licensing authority (provided above) for licensure requirements.

The University has determined that its MAED/ADM program does NOT meet the education requirements for principal licensure in the following states:   Arkansas, Iowa, New York

The University has made no determination in the following states:  Alabama, American Samoa, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Connecticut, Federated States of Micronesia, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Marshall Islands, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Palau, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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