Bruce, Tim, PhD.
Hunter, Joseph, EdD.
Larsen, Donald E., PhD.
Graduate Program Advisor: Dr. Tim Bruce, Miller Hall 418C, 360-650-3090, Tim.Bruce@wwu.edu
Program Manager: Carola McGowan, Miller Hall 417A, 360-650-3708, Carola.McGowan@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.
- Three years of documented successful school-based instructional experience with students (e.g., teaching or ESA employment).
- Submit the online application for admission to the Graduate School: www.wwu.edu/gradschool.
- Valid Washington State teacher or ESA certificate (if using an ESA certificate, include a letter from your supervisor describing your assignment and service that supports successful school-based instructional experience with students).
- Application for admission to program.
- Prerequisite Experience for a Principal’s Certificate (Form SPI/CERT 4001F-C) if you are also pursuing your principal’s certificate.
Please submit the online application for admission to the Graduate School: www.wwu.edu/gradschool.
Program Requirements (45 credits)
Woodring College of Education Educational Administration students 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.