Information sessions set for Saint Martin’s School Administration
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