Saint Martin's Info Sessions for School Administration Certification Program

January 26, 2010

Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s University will host information sessions about its School Administration Certification Program at the University’s Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Avenue SE in Lacey, on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, January 27 at 4:30 p.m.;
  • Thursday, February 4 at 7 p.m.;
  • Tuesday, February 16 at 4:30 p.m.; and
  • Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m.

Saint Martin’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 Master in Education and certification program or to enroll in the certification only program if they already have earned a Master’s degree.

“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 our school system,” explains Mark Haddock, Ph.D., program director and faculty member in the University’s College of Education.

After an intensive summer academy and/or just one year of courses, students are typically ready to enter their year-long administrative internship in an approved school setting. The program includes accredited professional standards coursework that is offered evenings, weekends and summers and a supervised internship to assure Washington state certification.

The information sessions will address entry requirements, program details, required classes and internships, financial information and administrator certification. Applications for the school administration program are being accepted now and will be considered in the order received. Most participants may begin classes during the summer 2010 sessions.

For more information about the sessions or the program, contact Mark Haddock at 360-486-8831 or or visit the College of Education website at

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-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 majors 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:

Genevieve Canceko Chan
Director of communications & marketing
Saint Martin’s University