Principal Licensure Requirements

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 instructional experience in a P-12 setting (18 months for admission to the program). The teaching or instructional experience must be as a contracted principal in either a traditional or year-round public or private school.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Alaska Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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 principal in either a traditional or year-round public or private school.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Arizona Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure.

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 to include in their application for licensure.

Contact Information:

Arizona Dept. of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

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

 

*Contact your designated support staff 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.

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.*

Exams:

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

Apply for Licensure:

Principal candidates should contact the Colorado Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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:

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

Delaware Principal Licensure Application

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 designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the District of Columbia Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Florida Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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, Florida 32399

http://www.fldoe.org/

 

*Contact your designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Guam Commission for Educator Certification for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their island territory.

Contact Information:

Guam Department of Education
500, Mariner Ave
Barrigada, Guam

www.gdoe.net/

 

*Contact your designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Hawai’i State Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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 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.

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:

Idaho principal candidates must obtain Arizona licensure prior to seeking licensure in Idaho. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure.*

Principal candidates should contact the Idaho State Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Illinois State Board of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their state.

Contact Information:

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

http://www.isbe.net/

 

*Contact your designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Louisiana Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Maryland Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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. 

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Maine Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Michigan Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Mississippi Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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

http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/

 

*Contact your designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Montana Office of Public Instruction for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Nebraska Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Nevada Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the New Hampshire Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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. A valid teaching certificate is required for licensure.

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.*

Exams:

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

Apply for Licensure:

Principal candidates should contact the New Jersey Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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, North Dakota 58505-0440

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

 

*Contact your designated support staff 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.

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.*

Exams:

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

Apply for Licensure:

Principal candidates should contact the Oklahoma State Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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 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.

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:

Oregon principal candidates must obtain an Arizona licensure prior to seeking licensure in Oregon. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure. *

Principal candidates should contact the Oregon State Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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 Puerto Rico, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. To become a principal in Puerto Rico 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.

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.*

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.*

Exams:

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

Apply for Licensure:

Puerto Rico principal candidates must obtain Arizona licensure prior to seeking licensure in Puerto Rico. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure.*

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

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

Contact Information:

Puerto Rico Department of Education
Physical address: Ave. Tnte. Cesar Gonzalez, esq. Calle Juan Calaf, Jr. Industrial three Monjitas, Hato Rey, PR 00917

http://www.de.gobierno.pr/

 

*Contact your designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Rhode Island Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the South Carolina Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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:

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

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

Contact Information:

South Dakota Dept. of Education
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501

http://doe.sd.gov/

 

*Contact your designated support staff 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.

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:

Texas principal candidates will have to obtain Arizona licensure prior to seeking licensure in Texas. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure. * 

Principal candidates should contact the Texas Education Agency for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the US Virgin Islands Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain licensure in their island territory.

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 designated support staff 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.

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.*

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:

Utah principal candidates in the Arizona program will have to obtain Arizona licensure prior to seeking licensure in Utah. The University of Phoenix will prepare an Arizona Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure. *

Principal candidates should contact the Utah State Office of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the Vermont Agency of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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 320-hour Administrative Internship experience.*

Internship Experience:

Principal candidates will complete a minimum 320-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:

Principal candidates should contact the Virginia Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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.

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:

Principal candidates should contact the West Virginia Department of Education for any additional requirements necessary to obtain 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 designated support staff 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 Wyoming, you will be enrolled in an Arizona-based program. To become a principal in Wyoming after completing your University of Phoenix Principal preparation program, you will need to meet Arizona licensure requirements first and then apply to your state. The steps to meeting licensure requirements and 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.

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 in Wyoming must complete the Arizona-approved Principal certification exam.

Apply for Licensure:

Wyoming principal candidates will have to meet Arizona licensure requirements prior to seeking licensure in Wyoming. The University of Phoenix will prepare a Wyoming Institutional Recommendation for candidates to include in their application for licensure.

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

Contact Information:

Wyoming Dept. of Education
2300 Capitol Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001

https://edu.wyoming.gov/

 

*Contact your designated support staff 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.

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