The blended Principal Endorsement in Educational Administration with an area of study in P-12 School Leadership program is designed for individuals seeking a school administrative endorsement as an elementary (P-8) or secondary (7-12) principal.
The challenges for school leaders have never been more significant. School leaders are tasked with improving instruction and student learning and providing optimal learning environments for teachers, students and staff. They must also create a safe and welcoming culture for all.
Students choose this program to:
- Learn from faculty who conduct and share leading research on authentic school leadership challenges.
- Participate in an internship experience in their districts with support from a field-based mentor and faculty-mentor.
- Gain knowledge from leading authorities who share well-established expertise on topics such as instructional leadership, school culture and climate, technology, grading and assessment, curriculum and other vital topics.
The Educational Administration P-12 Principal Endorsement enables students to be certified as a school administrator in the following fields:
- Elementary principal
- Middle-level principal
- Secondary principal
- Curriculum supervisor
- Supervisor of special education
Note: Credits from other accredited institutions can often be easily transferred to complete the program. If you already have a master’s degree, a teaching certificate and two years of teaching experience, you may elect to enroll in just the principal endorsement.
More about the Department of Educational Administration:
The Department of Educational Administration has been a part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln since 1913. The faculty and staff are committed to preparing individuals to serve and lead educational organizations in the challenges facing 21st-century teaching and learning. Distance education is an essential part of the academic programs of the department, with a majority of the classes now available online. The department is constantly working to improve its efforts, both in terms of the developmental needs of students and in the quality of their academic work.