Principal, Postgraduate Certificate | Online (optional) | Northern Arizona University | Flagstaff, United States
12 months
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26994 USD/year
26994 USD/year
11004 USD/year
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About

The administrative Principal program of the Northern Arizona University is offered by the Educational Leadership department. Completion of the program also leads to an Institutional Recommendation for AZ State Administrative Certification.

Overview

Eligibility to enter the internship component of the Principal program of the Northern Arizona University requires that you have a posted master's degree (in any field), a minimum of three years teaching experience in K-12 education, and the completed sequence of coursework preceding the internship. This program leads to K-12 administrative certification for principals in the state of Arizona. In addition to completing this program, state certification requires that you complete specific documentation and take the appropriate state examination(s). Please visit the Arizona Department of Education K-12 administrative certification webpage for additional information.   

Purpose  

The purpose of the Principal Graduate Certificate program is to prepare its participants for Arizona State Administrative Certification as a K-12 public school principal.  To complete the certificate requirements participants must earn twenty-seven credits through required courses that translate theory into practice as the role of the school principal, instructional planning, supervision of instruction, personnel administration, publicity and politics, leadership skills, school funding and school law are examined.  The program also includes an internship in a school where participants will apply what they have learned in their courses.  Nine additional educational leadership elective credits or transfer credits from another program in educational leadership are required to complete the thirty-six credits required for the certificate.  Following completion of the Principal Graduate Certificate program participants will receive an Institutional Recommendation and may apply for state certification. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Legal Aspects Of School Administration
  • Publicity And Politics Of Education
  • Supervision Of Instruction
  • Personnel Administration In Education
  • The Principalship

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs.
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
  • Transcripts.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26994 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26994 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    26994 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26994 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11004 USD per year during 12 months.
  •  Online: $416 per credit

Living costs for Flagstaff

1010 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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