EDAD Program Comparison

Comparison of Certificate and Degree Options in Educational Administration
  Residency Principal Certificate Master’s in Educational Administration (M.Ed.) with Residency Principal Certificate Master’s in Educational Administration (M.Ed.) for Washington & British Columbia Students
Objective Aspiring Principals: Designed for educators who hold a master's degree, or are currently enrolled in a master's program. Candidates earn the Washington State residency principal's certificate. Aspiring Principals: Designed for educators who wish to acquire their residency principal’s certificate while earning a master's degree. Courses required for the administrative credential serve as electives for the degree; an additional 12-credit internship is required for residency principal certification. Aspiring Teacher Leaders: Designed for elementary & secondary school educators who wish to earn a master's degree focused on school leadership.
Prior Education Master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university; 3.0 undergraduate GPA in the last 90 quarter credit hours (60 semester credit hours). Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university; 3.0 undergraduate GPA in the last 90 quarter credit hours (60 semester credit hours).
Current Certification Valid Washington State teacher or educational staff associate (ESA) certificate. Valid Washington State teacher or educational staff associate (ESA) certificate. Valid Washington State teacher or educational staff associate (ESA) certificate or valid BC teaching certificate.
Prerequisite Experience Three years of documented successful school-based experience in an instructional role with students is required by completion of the program. Three years of documented successful school-based experience in an instructional role with students is required by completion of the program. Three years of documented successful school-based experience in an instructional role with students is required by completion of the program.
Required Courses
  1. EDAD 512 Policy & Personnel (5 cr)
  2. EDAD 536 School Finance (4 cr)
  3. EDAD 541 Theory in Ed. Admin (4 cr)
  4. EDAD 543 Supervision in Public Schools (4 cr)
  5. EDAD 548 School Law (4 cr)
  6. EDAD 550 Staff & Comm. Relations (4 cr)
  7. EDAD 552 Planning Curriculum (4 cr)
  8. EDAD 553 Admin Elem & Sec Schools (4 cr)
  1. EDAD 501 Intro to Educ Research & Eval (4 cr)
  2. EDAD 502 Readings in School Admin (4 cr)
  3. EDAD 503 Case Studies in School Admin (4 cr)
  4. EDAD 512 Policy & Personnel (5 cr)
  5. EDAD 536 School Finance (4 cr)
  6. EDAD 541 Theory in Ed. Admin (4 cr)
  7. EDAD 543 Supervision in Public Schools (4 cr)
  8. EDAD 548 School Law (4 cr)
  9. EDAD 550 Staff & Comm. Relations (4 cr)
  10. EDAD 552 Planning Curriculum (4 cr)
  11. EDAD 553 Admin Elem & Sec Schools (4 cr)
  1. EDAD 501 Intro to Educ Research & Eval (4 cr)
  2. EDAD 502 Readings in School Admin (4 cr)
  3. EDAD 503 Case Studies in School Admin (4 cr)
  4. EDAD 512 Policy & Personnel (5 cr)
  5. EDAD 536 School Finance (4 cr) EDAD 541 Theory in Ed. Admin (4 cr)
  6. EDAD 543 Supervision in Public Schools (4 cr)
  7. EDAD 548 School Law (4 cr)
  8. EDAD 550 Staff & Comm. Relations (4 cr)
  9. EDAD 552 Planning Curriculum (4 cr)
  10. EDAD 553 Admin Elem & Sec Schools (4 cr)
Internship EDAD 592 Field Experience in Administration for the Principal (12 credits) Year-long Internship EDAD 592 Field Experience in Administration for the Principal (12 credits) Year-long Internship  
Total Credits 33 57 45