Danforth Educational Leadership Program: Principal and Program Administrator Certification with M.Ed. Option

The four-quarter Danforth Educational Leadership Program prepares future leaders for Initial Principal and Program Administrator certification. This program was collaboratively designed by University of Washington faculty and leaders in education from throughout the Puget Sound area.

Unique features of this program include:

  • Graduates backed by an innovative, competency-based guarantee emphasizing instructional leadership
  • One-year intensive program delivered through a cohort model
  • 1,000 hour internship completed concurrently with integrated coursework
  • Residential summer institute, weekly classes and monthly Saturday classes
  • Certificate only, or earn master’s degree (M.Ed.) concurrently

Certificate and Degree Options:

  • State of Washington Principal and/or Program Administrator Certification
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

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