This certificate is offered in conjunction with the Educational Leadership - Principalship (MAE/ASC) program.
Students who have already earned a master's degree in education often choose to pursue the Advanced Studies Certificate (ASC) for the principalship program. The ASC leads to certification as a PreK-12 principal in Iowa and includes the same coursework and internship experiences as the MAE, with minor exceptions. Generally, students who have completed a master's in education have the opportunity to complete a student request to apply previously taken graduate-level courses in Educational Research and Foundations of Educational Psychology (though specific course titles vary).
Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2021 cohort. Apply by April 15, 2021 for full consideration.
Tentative course scheduleClick on a course title to view the course description (if available).
View the Principalship MAE/ASC page for the full cohort sequence and next steps.