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.

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.

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.

Schedule of Courses 

Canadian Programs

Schedule of Courses

Application for all Programs

Professional Reference Forms ~ Two references from either building or district level administrators.

Financial Aid for graduate students is primarily limited to student loans, scholarships, and work study.  Eligibility for financial aid is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on an annual basis.  Students are encouraged to apply for aid as soon as possible on or after October 1st for the upcoming academic year even before they know their admission status.  Some types of scholarships and waivers may be awarded based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA.   You may want to file the FAFSA even if you don't plan to take out student loans.  Financial Aid Office 

Program Office

WWU Miller Hall 417A
Fax: (360) 650-4535


Dr. Tim Bruce (360) 202-2332

Program Manager

Carola Williams (360) 650-3708 

Western Washington University
Educational Administration ~ MS 9187
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.

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.