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Principal Endorsement

The Walker School of Education

This program may be completed as a standalone endorsement or through the Master of Education program.

Why Earn Your Principal Endorsement?

Students will build upon skills used in the classroom to gain an understanding of the types of decisions and leadership skills that are necessary to have at an administrative level. With these skills, candidates will qualify for either a principal, administrator, or superintendent position. Students earn 18 credit hours at the graduate level through this 100% online, 12-month Principal Endorsement program.

Program Details

Midland University’s online Principal Endorsement track will prepare you for a position as a K-8 or 7-12 principal. The program is fully accredited and leads to the Educational Administration – Principal Endorsement in the state of Nebraska.

Students holding a master’s degree in education can pursue the Principal Endorsement program. Students without a master’s degree in education will need to pursue this endorsement as part of their MEd. 

Program Outcomes

To be a principal that promotes the success and well-being of every student by:

  • Sharing a vision of learning and continuous improvement.
  • Developing and sustaining a culture that embraces rigorous curriculum, effective instructional practices, and systemic accountability.
  • Valuing and promoting equity of opportunity, culturally responsive practices, and attention to the whole child’s development.
  • Managing the organization, operations, and resources.
  • Providing a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • Hiring and developing effective staff who build positive relationships and collaborates with colleagues, families, and communities.
  • Acting with fairness and integrity with a high level of professional ethics.
  • Advocating for policies that promote equity and excellence in support of the school vision.

Make a Difference

Administrators are a crucial part of hiring and developing effective staff who build positive relationships and collaborate with colleagues, families, and communities.

Build Systems

Reliable systems for keeping students from falling through the cracks, systems for helping teachers grow professionally, and systems that deal with safety and ethical concerns.

Advocate and Promote

Advocating for policies that promote equity and excellence in support of student’s needs and the school’s vision.

Curriculum

Throughout the 12-month, fully online program, students will complete five courses (15 credits). Classes begin five times throughout the year and students can choose to start courses in August, January, December, March, or June of each year.

View Course Descriptions

Want a MEd?

If your Master of Education degree had a leadership focus, you may be able to complete your endorsement program with only the courses above; if your degree was curriculum or subject focused, it is likely you will also need to take additional leadership coursework at Midland University.

View core courses for the MEd program

Each student’s transcript will be evaluated individually for both these core courses and any additional transfer credits. Students who have graduated from or are currently enrolled in Midland’s Master of Education program will have met all prerequisites.

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