Educational Administration

For those students who are taking EDAD 553 Fall quarter ~ the first class meeting will be on Wednesday, September 25th INSTEAD of Thursday, September 26th in Miller Hall 115.  This is a one time change in class meeting dates.



Welcome, students & visitors! 

We offer courses in Bellingham, Bremerton, Burien, Seattle, Tacoma, on-line B.C. program, plus the Superintendent program in Everett.

Find out more about the new FAFSA filing date and other important changes on the WWU Financial Aid Website

Programs Offered

M.Ed. in Educational Administration

Designed for aspiring principals who wish to satisfy requirements for the Washington State residency principal's certificate while earning a master's degree.

Canadian Programs

Schedule of Courses


Professional Reference Forms (2)

Two references from either building or district level administrators.

Residency Principal Certification

Designed for educators who hold a master's degree. Candidates earn the Washington State residency principal's certificate.

Initial Superintendent Certification

Designed for aspiring superintendents and other school district leaders, such as assistant superintendents, executive directors and programs managers. Candidates earn the Washington State initial superintendent certificate.

Please note that if you did not previously attend WWU, in order to register for classes, you will need to obtain a measles clearance from the Student Health Center.  This does not apply to Canadian students.

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WWU Miller Hall 418A
Fax: (360) 650-4535
Toll Free: (866) 913-3323


Dr. Tim Bruce
(360) 202-2332

Program Manager


Educational Administration - MS 9187
Department of Special Education & Education Leadership
Woodring College of Education
Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9187

Degrees & Certificates in School Leadership

Educational Administration Program prepares P-12 educators for school and district leadership in public or private settings. Our degree and certificate programs are field-based, effectively integrate theory and practice, and include administrative internship.Program Brochures

M.Ed. in Educational Administration

Residency Principal Certification

Superintendent Certification

Sites Around Puget Sound

Western offers its Educational Administration Programs at five sites in the Puget Sound area. Courses for the principal preparation programs are available in Bellingham, Bremerton, Burien, Seattle and Tacoma; and the Superintendent certification program is available in Everett.