Graduate Certificate – Principal Online

Build leadership strengths as you learn how to oversee school operations and resources, guide professional growth of teachers, and engage the community. Prepare quickly for the principal certification exam.

Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/19/24
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Program Overview

Learn more about the online principal graduate certificate

Shape and guide the direction of education with an online Graduate Certificate – Principal from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. This accelerated, 100% online program gives you the practical tools to make big-picture decisions and learn how to manage and oversee school operations. You will learn to allocate resources where they are needed most, collaborate with parents and community members, and support and help teachers grow as professionals. Coursework for this principal certificate online includes public school law, school operations management and a practical, hands-on internship.

Designed for educators with a master’s degree and teaching experience, this program will prepare you for the Oklahoma principal certification exam. The process that leads to certification is not integrated into the program. Qualified graduates must register, take and pass all required exams and apply for Oklahoma principal certification independently.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Prepares students and meets the educational requirements set for students to take the Oklahoma principal certification exam
  • Apply your knowledge by writing your own campus improvement plan that can be leveraged in your career growth
  • Complete projects where you are the administrator on the project and develop real-life leadership skills
  • Work closely with a faculty mentor during your internship course to create an individualized, quality experience that is more than just completing required hours
  • Prepares students and meets the educational requirements set for students to take the Oklahoma principal certification exam
  • Apply your knowledge by writing your own campus improvement plan that can be leveraged in your career growth
  • Complete projects where you are the administrator on the project and develop real-life leadership skills
  • Work closely with a faculty mentor during your internship course to create an individualized, quality experience that is more than just completing required hours

Upon completion of this Graduate Certificate – Principal program, you will be ready to step into a variety of roles, including:

  • Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • Higher-level administrator positions within a campus or school district
  • Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • Higher-level administrator positions within a campus or school district

Other online education programs also available:

SE offers a variety of other programs in addition to the Principal Certificate online. Check out all our master of education online degree programs .

Total Tuition, Including Fees $4,200*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 15

Accreditation

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The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement.

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Tuition

Affordable, pay-as-you go tuition

Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers its students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition that includes fees.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $4,200*
Per Credit Hour $280

Calendar

Important deadlines

At Southeastern, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year, so you never have to wait long to get started on your online program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Summer II6/24/246/10/246/10/246/21/247/15/248/11/24
Fall I8/19/248/5/248/5/248/16/249/15/2410/6/24
Fall II10/14/249/30/249/30/2410/11/2411/1/2412/8/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 8/5/24
Class Starts 8/19/24

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Admissions

What you need to start your Graduate Certificate – Principal online

Southeastern Oklahoma State University's online programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify

  • Online Application
  • Master's Degree
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA

If you have any special circumstances that need further clarification, please contact us at 844-515-9100.

Before applying, check to see if the program is offered to residents in your state.

To meet the admission requirements for the Graduate Certificate – Principal program, applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Master’s degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited university
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Minimum of two years of teaching experience. Student can be in the process of two years and enter program but will not be granted certification until the two years have been completed.
  • Currently working in a school system to meet Internship requirements (Oklahoma only. Student will need to confirm other states.)

International Application and Admissions Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Complete the application. There is a non-refundable $30 application fee.
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) from each college or university attended within the United States.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be course-by-course analyzed by a NACES (www.NACES.org) educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 or an IELTS Academic score of 6.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language from a country whose official language is English
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from an English speaking country

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: [email protected]

Courses

Explore the principal certificate courses

For the Graduate Certificate – Principal online program, you must complete the following coursework, which consists of five core courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The examination of theory, research and evolving concepts which have practical implication for supervision of all facets of instruction in schools.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Legal regulations as they relate to the administration of public schools.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will address facilities, finance, resource allocations, resource management, and technology for the principal.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course uses the framework of a school improvement plan to provide opportunities for candidates to demonstrate and apply knowledge, abilities and dispositions necessary to administer, develop, evaluate, implement, communicate and plan for the responsibilities of leadership and data-based school improvement. This course uses the framework of a school improvement plan to provide opportunities for candidates to demonstrate and apply knowledge, abilities and dispositions necessary to administer, develop, evaluate, implement, communicate and plan for the responsibilities of leadership and data-based school improvement.
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides opportunities for candidates to demonstrate and apply the knowledge, abilities and dispositions necessary to administer, develop, evaluate, implement, communicate and plan for the responsibilities of school leadership. (Prerequisite: departmental approval)

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