Information sessions scheduled at Saint Martin’s for potential school administrators

January 13, 2011

Lacey, Washington – Education professionals considering a career as a school principal or program administrator can learn more about Saint Martin’s University’s School Administration Program at upcoming information sessions.

The information sessions, at the University’s Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E., will be offered at:

  •  4:30 p.m. Feb. 3
  • 4:30 p.m. Feb. 15
  • 4:30 p.m. Feb. 22
  • 7 p.m. March 2

The accredited program is offered by the University’s College of Education and Professional Psychology, with all coursework scheduled during evenings, weekends and summers. It begins with an intensive summer academy from June 27 through Aug. 5. The coursework is followed by a year-long internship, says Associate Professor Mark Haddock, Ph.D., who directs the program.

He said the program is designed for individuals who have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university and typically have three or more years of professionally oriented experience in an education setting. Students who already have a master’s degree can enroll in a certification-only program; others can enroll in a combined program that leads to a Master of Education degree and certification.

The sessions will cover the program’s entry requirements and details, as well as information about the required courses and internship, administrator certification and financial details. Program applications are now being accepted are considered in the order received, Haddock said.

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 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 22 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 extension campuses at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Olympic College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.

For more information:

Mark Haddock, Ph.D.
Associate professor
College of Education and Professional Psychology
Director, School Administration Program