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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 in Leadership, Teaching, and Learning program.

Why Earn a Principal Endorsement?

Midland University is proud to help teachers grow through graduate education opportunities. Students in our program have the opportunity to complete a 100% online Master of Education that results in a Principal Endorsement.

Throughout the 100% online, 24-month program, 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.

Midland Principal Endorsement Enrollment Options:

The WSOE offers three Master’s degree options and two endorsement extension options, as detailed below. Corresponding credit hours are detailed in brackets. In some instances, students may be required to take more or less than the typical course of study. Questions should be directed to the student’s advisor, who will collaborate with the student to determine his/her/their course of study.

Master’s Degree Tracks:

  1. MEd in Leadership, Teaching, and Learning: Principal Endorsement Concentration, PK-8 (36)
  2. MEd in Leadership, Teaching, and Learning: Principal Endorsement Concentration, 7-12 (36)
  3. For students seeking a K-12 endorsement: MEd in Leadership, Teaching, and Learning: Principal Endorsement Concentration, K-12 (45)

Endorsement extension options: Students who already hold a Master’s degree and have an active principal endorsement (PK-8 or 7-12) in the statement of Nebraska are eligible to extend their principal endorsement by taking 9 additional graduate credit hours. The extension options are outlined below:

  1. Endorsement Extension (Add to current active principal endorsement), 7-12 (9)
  2. Endorsement Extension (Add to current active principal endorsement), PK-8 (9)

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will learn to be a principal that promotes the success and well-being of every student by:

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

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 students’ needs and the school’s vision.

Curriculum

The Principal Endorsement program consists of 36 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 Master of Education in Leadership, Teaching, and Learning?

If your Master of Education in Leadership, Teaching, and Learning 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 Master of Education in Leadership, Teaching, and Learning 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 in Leadership, Teaching, and Learning program will have met all prerequisites.

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