Information sessions set for Saint Martin’s School Administration Certification Program

Feb. 6, 2009

Lacey, Washington – Saint Martin’s University will host information sessions about its School Administration Certification program on Feb. 24 and March 3 at 4:30 p.m. and on March 10 at 7 p.m. in the University’s Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Avenue SE. SMU’s School Administration Certification program provides future educational leaders with a flexible route to becoming a school principal or program administrator.

The program is designed for individuals who have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university and have three years of professionally oriented work experience in an educational setting. Options are available for candidates to enroll in the certification program only (if they have already earned a master’s degree) or the master’s in education and certification program together.

“This fully accredited program is ideal for people who are looking to progress in their careers and take on the opportunities and unique challenges of administering schools and programs in the school system”, explains Mark Haddock, Ph.D., program director and faculty member in Saint Martin’s College of Education.

The program includes accredited professional standards coursework that is offered evenings, weekends and summers and a supervised internship to assure Washington State administrator certification.

After just one year of courses, students are typically ready to enter their year long administrative internship in an approved school setting.

The information sessions will address entry requirements, program details, required classes and internships, financial information and administrator certification. Applications for the program are being accepted now and will be considered in the order received. Most participants may begin classes during the summer 2009.

Further information regarding the school administration certification program is available from the College of Education, 360-438-4333 or from Mark Haddock, Ph.D., 360-486-8831,

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year Catholic, coeducational university located on a 320 acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 major and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.

For additional information:

Mark Haddock, Ph.D.
Director, school administration program

Stephen C. McGlone
Vice president for institutional advancement
Saint Martin's University
5300 Pacific Avenue SE
Lacey, WA 98503-7500