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Building Principal

Online Graduate Certificate

Unlock your potential as a school leader with the Building Principal Graduate Certificate program. This certificate is an 18-hour non-degree endorsement program that meets partial requirements for a Kansas Building Leadership Principal License.

Kansas Licensure: 

The Kansas Department of Education (KSDE) has approved the Building Principal Certificate coursework requirements at Pittsburg State University for principal licensure in Kansas. We only sought approval from KSDE since we are a Kansas institution; therefore, we have not nor will be seeking approval from DESE for Missouri principal licensure or any other state. It is the student's responsibility to know the building principal licensure requirements for the state for which you intend to seek principal licensure.

Admission Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a bachelor's degree and an education-related master's degree
  • Master's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA or admitted with condition
  • Hold a valid teaching license

Procedural Steps for Certificate:

  1. Apply through the Office of Graduate Studies for the Building Principal Graduate Certificate
  2. Submit an official transcript
  3. Petition for completion of the certificate program during the last semester

Financial Aid Eligibility:

The certificate must be completed within one year with six hours per semester. Candidates may begin the program in any semester.

Additional information
for the Department of Teaching and Leadership

Catalog – see program guides