Bruce, Tim, PhD.
Hunter, Joseph, EdD.
Larsen, Donald E., PhD.
Graduate Program Advisor: Dr. Donald Larsen, Miller Hall 418D, 360-650-4336, Donald.Larsen@wwu.edu
Program Manager: Carola Williams, Miller Hall 417A, 360-650-3708, Carola.Williams@wwu.edu
The Educational Administration program is designed to prepare elementary and secondary school teachers and ESAs to assume leadership roles as principals, vice principals, program and department leaders, or instructional technology specialists. Candidates receive a master’s degree and/or are recommended for principal certification after completion of a year-long internship.
The Educational Administration program is offered at six sites — Bellingham, Bremerton, Burien, Seattle, Tacoma and British Columbia.
- Course background appropriate to level of specialization
- Three years of documented successful school-based instructional experience with students (e.g., teaching or ESA employment)
- Application for admission to Graduate School
- Candidate Information Form
- Photocopy of your valid Washington State teacher or ESA certificate (if submitting an ESA certificate, include a letter from your supervisor describing your assignment and service that supports successful school-based instructional experience with students).
- A current résumé outlining your education and professional history
- Professional Reference forms (3): one each from two building-level administrators, and one from a district-level administrator
- Official transcript(s) showing all previous course work
- Letter of application stating (a) why you want to become a school administrator and (b) how your understanding of diversity relates to improving learning for all students, and (c) defining your goals and objectives as an education leader
- Prerequisite Experience for a Principal’s Certificate (Form SPI/CERT 4001F-C) if you are also pursuing your principal’s certificate
- An interview with a program advisor may be required
Please submit the online application for admission to the Graduate School: www.wwu.edu/gradschool/
Program Requirements (45 credits)
Competency in Instructional Technology
Students admitted to programs in the Woodring College of Education are required to possess competence in the use of instructional technology in education prior to completion of their program and, when applicable, prior to being recommended for certification. Procedures for demonstrating or developing competence are available in Miller Hall 417A.
Woodring College of Education students in Option II are required to complete a comprehensive assessment. The format, timeline and criteria are defined by specific departments. For procedures, students should see their graduate advisors.
Second Master’s Degree
Enrollment must be for a single MEd, MA or MIT program. Students who have earned an MEd or MIT may apply for admission to another MEd program but all requirements of the second program must be met (with possible allowance for some course work taken in the first program). However, all programs must be completed with the minimum number of required credits.
NOTE: Due to a review and revision process which may affect Woodring College of Education programs and courses, the information contained in the Education section of this catalog is subject to change.