Educational Administration

Welcome, students & visitors! 

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

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.

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

Need money for school for the 2019-20 academic year? Apply now for Woodring scholarships!  Start with the WCE scholarship home page:  The application deadline is April 25, 2019.

Programs Offered

M.Ed. in Educational Administration  (click on title for more information)

Information for Canadian Students:  (click below)


Designed for aspiring teacher-leaders who wish to earn a master's degree focused on school leadership.

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

Residency Principal Certification  (click on title for more information)

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

Initial Superintendent Certification (click on title for more information)

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.


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Program OfficeAdmitted Students click here for registration info

WWU Miller Hall 417A
Fax: (360) 788-0708
Toll Free: (866) 913-3323



Dr. Tim Bruce
(360) 202-2332

Program Manager

Kimberly Caulfield
(360) 650-3708

Mailing Address

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.