Candidates for the Washington State Initial Administrator Certificate (Superintendent) must hold a valid* teacher, educational staff associate, or administrator certificate (principal or program administrator); excluding certificates issued under WAC 181-79A-231 (limited certificates), or comparable out-of-state certificates. The candidate shall hold an approved master’s degree and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least 45 quarter credit hours (30 semester credit hours) of graduate-level course work in education. Western Washington University’s program specifically requires a minimum of 26 quarter credit hours of approved superintendent certificate course work as well as a six-credit, two-year internship with a mentoring superintendent. Admission to the internship is separate from admission to the certificate program and is based on an individual evaluation of the candidate’s preparation and experience.
Prior to submitting an application, interested applicants to this program should contact the educational administration office, Miller Hall 204.
*NOTE: Verification of good moral character and personal fitness (forms available in the educational administration office, Miller Hall 204, 360-650-3708) are required if the applicant does not hold a valid Washington certificate at the time of application and recommendation.