Principal Licensure - Graduate Certificate

Students seeking to complete the Principal Licensure Graduate Certificate program for the purpose of obtaining administrative licensure must already hold an MA or MS and New Mexico Level Ill teacher licensure. Students must complete the required 24 credit hours of coursework, which includes six credit hours of a university-supervised administrative internship (over the course of two semesters). Students must earn a final grade of B- or better in all classes. Courses in which a student earns a "C" grade or below will need to be repeated and not count towards graduation. Important information about the Educational Leadership & Administration Programs can be found here.

Prefix Title Credits
Requirements
All 24-credit hours must be completed to earn the Principal Licensure Graduate Certificate
ELAD 531Special Education Administration3
ELAD 564Internship Public Schools Part I3
ELAD 565Internship: Public Schools Part II3
ELAD 570Educational Leadership, Supervision, and Evaluation3
ELAD 575The Principalship3
ELAD 576Educational Financial Management3
ELAD 578Leadership and Administration of Bilingual Education3
ELAD 579Public School Law3
Total Credits24

Students must earn a final grade of "B-" or better in all classes. Courses in which a student earns a "C" grade or below will need to be repeated and not count towards graduation.

All 24-credit hours must be completed to earn the Principal Licensure Graduate Certificate and meet the administrative licensure requirements of the New Mexico Public Education Department.

Important information about the Educational Leadership & Administration Programs con be found here.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ELAD 575 The Principalship 3
ELAD 576 Educational Financial Management 3
 Credits6
Spring
ELAD 564 Internship Public Schools Part I 3
ELAD 570 Educational Leadership, Supervision, and Evaluation 3
 Credits6
Summer
ELAD 531 Special Education Administration 3
ELAD 578 Leadership and Administration of Bilingual Education 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Fall
ELAD 565 Internship: Public Schools Part II 3
ELAD 579 Public School Law 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits24