Professional Certification for Principals and Program Administrators
Our program is designed to enhance and refine the leadership skills of working Washington State principals, assistant principals, and district-level administrators who wish to meet state requirements for advanced professional certification. City University’s unique four-quarter program is convenient, flexible, and job embedded. Its dynamic and interactive seminars are held quarterly on Saturdays in regionally accessible locations. If you are an administrator with two or more years of experience and hold residency administrator certification issued after September 2004, this program is for you.The major goals of this program are to (a) prepare you for professional principal or program administrator certification, (b) provide you with leadership coaching and support, and (c) increase your career opportunities—all in the most efficient and convenient manner possible. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be well equipped with the knowledge you need to help transform education in our nation’s schools and propel your career forward as an effective leader. All assessments (including the POLE 360° Assessment administered by the Center for Educational Effectiveness) are designed to help you evaluate your own leadership competencies and are completed on a pre- and post-basis. Your personalized Professional Growth Plan (PGP) and electronic portfolio are aligned with state certification and the national Interstate School Leadership Licensing Consortium (ISLLC Standards).