Post-Master's Educational Leadership
Post-Master's Educational Leadership Licensure Program
For individuals currently holding an appropriate master's degree who wish to become certifiable as a school principal or school counselor, post-master's certification programs are available as follows:
School Principal Licensure Option
(Meets New Hampshire Certification Competencies for Principal Instructional Leader: Grades K-12)
Candidates in the School Principal Licensure option will develop their knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to become a transformational leader. School principals are leaders who engage in many roles to meet the diverse needs of P-12 students in an increasingly complex society and a rapidly evolving world. Our mission is to develop inclusive leaders ready to meet the challenges of leading schools and districts in the 21st century. To lead successfully, school leaders must craft a vision for effective schooling, develop ethical understandings, and empower others to create a positive and caring school culture.
Students can enter the program at any time during the academic year and move through the program at their own pace. They will engage in a mix of coursework and field experiences to demonstrate competency as a school principal. The yearlong internship experience is a central component of the program where the candidate, Cooperating Professional, and KSC supervisor collaborate to support intern success. The program follows standards set forth by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), and the New Hampshire Department of Education.
Admission Criteria – School Principal Licensure Option
Applicants to this option must demonstrate that they have an appropriate master’s degree, a minimum of three years full-time experience as a licensed educator in an approved education setting and complete 5 years upon completion of the program. Applicants must follow licensure requirements set forth by NH Department of Education.
For additional admissions requirements, refer to the Graduate Application
Candidates for admission to the Educational Leadership Option must submit an Application for Graduate Study in Education.
Educational Leadership - School Principal Licensure Option
For individuals currently holding an appropriate master's degree and experience who wish to become licensed as a school principal or special education administrator
|Major Requirements (27 credits)|
|Foundations in Leadership & Learning|
|EDUC-621||Inclusive Curriculum Design||3|
|EDUC-631||Curriculum Management & Student Assessment||3|
|EDUC-641||School Law and Ethics||3|
|EDUC-651||Leader As Change Agent||3|
|EDUCEL-631||Staff Selection, Supervision, and Evaluation||3|
|EDUCEL-652||Budget Facilities & Safe Schools||3|
|EDUCEL-695||Ed Leadership Internship I||1|
|EDUCEL-696||Ed Leadership Internship II||4|
|EDUCEL-697||Ed Leadership Internship III||4|