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Pathway 3: Leadership preparation
For aspiring leaders and Education professionals

Are you ready to move into a leadership role?

The UW Tacoma School of Education offers two exciting leadership programs depending on your specific goals:

What makes this program a good fit?

Educational Administration Program: Principal or Program Administrator Certification 

  • Provides aspiring leaders with a rigorous, standards-based curriculum and highly supportive field experience.
  • Conducive to a working educator schedule - Evening and weekend programs (except summer)
  • Course work and internship are done concurrently which allows for certification in one year
  • High caliber and professional field supervisors who were successful principals prior to their retirement.
  • Courses are delivered by skilled UW Tacoma professors and local practitioners
  • Cohort model fosters an environment of support and collaboration


Let the UW Tacoma School of Education set you on a course for leadership success!


Who else is choosing to advance their careers in leadership?

Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

  • P-12: teacher leaders, principals, central office administrators, private educational roles, and superintendents.
  • Nursing Education & Healthcare Leadership: nurses, healthcare leaders and educators from a variety of settings.
  • Higher Education: instructors or staff with leadership experience who seek roles in institutions of higher education.
  • Adult Education: those who lead in adult education professional development settings.
  • Public Service: Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and other government-based educational arenas, such as city, county, or state level employees in which education is a primary responsibility.
  • Other: those engaging in Educational Leadership in another domain—tell us about it. We’ll discuss the fit of this program for you.

Are you ready to learn more about relevant programs at UW Tacoma?

We think you're interested in one of our two leadership progams:

Educational Administration certificate Program

Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)


The education world needs leaders like you!