Earn a master's degree or Advanced Studies Certificate in Principalship at a distance through UNI

Amber Boyd, Principal

The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Master of Arts in Education (MAE) or Advanced Studies Certificate (ASC) in Principalship programs that begin in the fall of 2016. These two-year programs are designed for individuals seeking endorsement in the state of Iowa as PK-12 principals or supervisors of special education.

Two course sequence paths are offered to meet unique leadership needs. The All-Iowa sequence focuses on school leadership in Iowa’s suburban and rural school districts. The Urban Education Network (UEN) sequence, developed with Iowa’s UEN member districts, addresses issues facing urban education.

“We are really proud of our school leadership preparation programs here at the University of Northern Iowa,” said Susan Alborn-Yilek, program coordinator. “Our faculty and staff members are committed to ensuring our graduate students have an exceptional experience and are prepared school leaders upon completion of the program.”

Courses in these programs are offered one night per week during the fall and spring semesters via interactive video conferencing. Some courses are offered entirely online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system, and the first summer session includes a short on-campus experience.

The program begins this fall using a cohort model in which a group of students moves together through the course sequence, with the degree or certificate to be awarded in the summer of 2018. To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit distance.uni.edu/principalship.

For information about additional offerings available through UNI Continuing and Distance Education, visit distance.uni.edu or call 319-273-5970 or 800-648-3864.