Educational Administration

Welcome, students & visitors! 

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 at

Please note that effective for 2017-18 WWU’s Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline is being moved up to January 31st.

Also beginning with the 2017-18 academic year, students can submit the FAFSA application as early as October 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017 (the earlier the better) with what is called the new “prior-prior year” (PPY) income rule.  Previously, students submitted FAFSA based on the prior year income information (i.e. those entering Fall 2016 used income/tax information for 2015 and rushed to get that all together and submitted in the first six weeks of this year).  This new rule allows financial aid applicants for 201740 to use income information from 2015 or 2016 – hence it’s called the prior, prior year ruleThe goal was to make the process easier for students and their families to apply for fin-aid. 

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

Programs Offered

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

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's certificate.

NEW - TOSA Program (click on title for more information)

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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. Joseph Hunter
(360) 650-4336

Program Manager

Kimberly Caulfield
(360) 650-3708

Mailing Address

Educational Administration - MS 9040
Department of Special Education & Education Leadership
Woodring College of Education
Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9040

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 four sites in the Puget Sound area. Courses for the principal preparation programs are available in Bellingham, Bremerton, Seattle and Tacoma; the Superintendent certification program is available in Everett.

Professional Development Center, Tacoma School District

6501 N 23rd Street, Tacoma, WA