Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership: Administrator Certification


AVAILABLE: Online | Mixed Mode
REQUIRED CREDITS: 36
LOCATIONS and START DATES: Online: Fall, Spring | Renton, WA: Fall, Spring | Seattle, WA: Fall, Spring | Tacoma, WA: Fall, Spring | Vancouver, WA: Fall, Spring


Program Details

City University of Seattle offers an accredited Washington State residency certificate for principals and or program administrators through its Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership with Administrator Certification. This program is for professionals seeking to advance into leadership roles that require administrator certification. This short, graduate-level program covers the following topic areas:
  • instructional supervision
  • finance, law and human resources
  • leadership and assessment
  • technology and digital tools
This program is geared towards those who already have a master degree and seek to complete a Washington State Residency Administrator Certificate. Those without a master degree should see our Master of Education in Leadership with Administrator Certification program page.

Flexible, Online Learning Options

With CityU of Seattle, candidates can maintain their current position while furthering their learning. Complete the program online or meet in class on the weekends as preferred. All candidates in the administrator certification program complete a year-long internship in person, gaining valuable feedback from contemporaries, mentors and our expert faculty members throughout the process. Certification pathways include residency principal, residency program administrator, and both residency principal and program administrator. Learn more by contacting an Albright School of Education advisor today.

Where CityU Can Take You

Getting a school administration certificate qualifies graduates to become a principal or program administrator in both private and public school environments. CityU offers the first approved online principal certification program and is the largest provider of program administrator certificates in Washington State. CityU is a clear choice for those who want to advance into a school leadership role through a flexible, high-quality program. Leaders from other fields also find the program rewarding and applicable.

Get Started Today!

A master degree from an accredited university qualifies applicants who are interested in our Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership with Administrator Certification program. Contact us to learn more about the program and see which degree or certification program will best advance a career in leadership.



As of July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose specific information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." City University offers a number of undergraduate and graduate certificates that lead to gainful employment. Information for each certificate program for the latest reporting year is available here.
Educational Leadership Emphasis (24)
EEA 520
EEA 521
EEA 524
EEA 525
EEA 526
EEA 527
EEA 533
EEA 537
Internship (12)
EEA 605
EEA 606
EEA 607
EEA 620
EEA 621
EEA 622
Classes are typically held one weekend per month (face to face) plus online learning.