You’re already helping to build a better future: You teach. Now serve and lead at a higher level by earning your Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership-Principal Licensure.
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Combine your passion for education with your talent for leadership. With CSU-Global’s Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership-Principal Licensure*, you can prepare for an assistant principal or principal role in elementary, middle, or high schools—and you can complete your online education leadership principal licensure entirely online, around your busy schedule.
Choose the option that is right for you:
(Students in this certificate program are not required to have completed a master’s degree prior to admission.)
Whichever option you choose, you will learn education theory and high-level leadership techniques as well as the tools to...
It’s a challenging and rewarding occupation, and CSU-Global is here to help you prepare for a bright future as an effective leader in education.
Principal licensure requirements vary from state-to-state. This program was established and approved based on the State of Colorado standards.
Students are solely responsible for checking what the specific requirements are from their state's Department of Education.
If you want to take the next step in your teaching career, move into administration, or become a principal, the Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership-Principal Licensure can help you reach your goal.
* This certificate is pending final approval from the Department of Education, and is not yet eligible for Title IV funding from the Department of Education.
No later than 14 days prior to start of the term, the following documents will need to be uploaded through the student portal:
Talk to your academic advisor for further details and assistance as needed.
School administration is projected to grow 5-8% from 2014 to 2024 which is slightly above average of all other occupations.
In order to stay competitive in the field without earning a full master’s degree, you need to showcase your skills in a way employers recognize. Quickly and affordably get your graduate certificate at CSU-Global and you could finally land the job you deserve.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, school administrators earn an average of $90,410 a year.
As a principal, or administrator, you could be doing any or all of the following:
With a nationally recognized graduate certificate from CSU-Global employers will know that you’ve got the skills to do any job right.
Not only will you be making the world a better place, influencing educational systems, and having a direct impact on families, you’ll also be financially and professionally stable.
The educational leadership–principal licensure certificate is a 24-credit, stand-alone certificate recognized by educational and professional institutions nationally.
The graduate certificate in principal licensure consists of seven courses; four Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) courses, three new courses, and student teaching, which counts for six credits, for a total of 24 credits. During each principal licensure course students will also be interning 6-8 hours per week, implementing the principal effectiveness standards that they are learning, in the school in which they are currently teaching.
This course is only required for students who are accepted into this program with an undergraduate GPA below 3.00.
The primary purpose of this course is to help students entering graduate level programs at CSU-Global develop awareness of current and effective research and writing practices with the goal of implementing such practices into their writing and research projects. Students will learn what constitutes graduate level writing and research as well as how to communicate with colleagues in online professional forums. Students will also learn to effectively integrate writing and research skills into the writing projects they will pursue throughout their graduate level programs.
This course provides students with an introduction to learning theories. A variety of theoretical constructs are studied to address diverse learning styles and conceptual frameworks for engaging learners. Students will explore theoretical perspectives on learning, cognition, and cognitive development. By examining a range of principles, perspectives and tools, students will gain an understanding of learning and teaching in a variety of contexts. Students will use problem solving, application, and evaluation skills to analyze the theories and practices of educational organizations.
Examination of methods and techniques for evaluation and assessment of workplace learning. Analysis of contemporary issues in today's learning environments.
This course presents how present and emerging technologies are transforming society and schools and the implications these changes have for teaching and learning. Strategies for building students' critical thinking habits, innovation, and creativity with respect to new technologies and media will be developed in the context of 21st century literacies (information, visual, etc.). Students will explore the practical context for the use of technology and will develop skills that identify and address the challenge of using technology creatively in teaching and learning situations today.
An examination of the theories and concepts that define cultural and linguistic diversity with an emphasis on the theory and methods for creating multiple pathways of learning to accommodate students with varying backgrounds of knowledge, readiness, language, interest, and learning styles.
This course examines the goals and objectives for individuals and groups to shape school culture, climate, and values. Students learn to facilitate the development of a shared strategic vision and prioritize the student and staff needs of a school within community and district contexts.
This course examines instructional leadership in K-12 schools with special attention to issues of promoting the success of every student. Students focus on advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to learning and staff professional growth.
This course introduces the ethical, social, and technical dimensions of current educational leadership practice. Top- ics include creating an inclusive and welcoming school cli- mate, promoting the overall development of every student, providing instruction that meets the needs of diverse student populations, and fostering a culture that encourages continual improvement.
This course focuses on personnel management and instructional supervision for creating effective learning environments with diversity and equity. Students learn how to be visionary change agents by creating collaborative learning communities, engaging in reflective and research-based practices, and increasing capacity for leadership development.
This course explores the allocation of resources for maximizing student and staff learning support. Students learn the necessary functions for managing school operations conducive to learning and ensuring a safe environment in accordance with federal/state laws and school board policies.
This course investigates the development and successful implementation of initiatives that better serve learners. Students learn to effectively design structures and processes that result in community engagement, support, and ownership. The course content focuses on proactively creating opportunities for parents, community leaders, and business representatives to participate in meaningful school activities, and provides effective strategies to leverage district and community resources in the best interest of students and their families.
This course fulfills the internship requirement of the Education Leadership Principal Licensure program at CSU-Global Campus. Prior to enrolling in this course, students should have completed the 300 total hours (approximately six hours per week) of internship activities that specifically relate to course content in the other EDL courses within the program. Learners will then complete assignments that focus on their clinical observation and application of knowledge and skills in various situations.
Advanced examination of an educator led research approach with an emphasis on instructional improvement and student learning.
Students have the option of selecting OTL579 or OTL581 as the capstone course of this program. See the Academic Catalog for full course descriptions. Both options represent a culmination of the knowledge and skills gain throughout the M.S. in Teaching and Learning program.
* Master’s Plus - Some M.S. in Teaching and Learning students may be required to take RES501 as part of their program if they have an undergraduate GPA below 3.00. In this case, the degree is 39 credits.
**EDL510 may not be available in all states, see the State Specific Authorization Policy under Admissions Policies.
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