Educators invited to learn more about Saint Martin’s School Administration Certification Program

Feb. 21, 2013

LACEY, WASHINGTON — Saint Martin’s University will host two information sessions for its School Administration Certification Program — a one- or two-year program providing a flexible route to becoming a school principal or program administrator — Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the University’s Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE. The sessions, taking place at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., are free and open to the public.

educatorcertificatprogram The University’s School Administration Certification 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-only program (if they have a master’s degree) or the Master of Education and certification program together.

The program includes accredited professional standards course work that is offered evenings, weekends and summers through a blended on-site/online format, along with a supervised internship. After an intensive summer academy of core administrative courses, candidates are typically prepared for their internship. The summer academy (July 1 – Aug. 9, 2013) features courses on leadership, school and community relations, professional development, evaluation and supervision.

“This program supports educators ready to take the next step in their professional career,” says Mark Haddock, Ph.D., interim director of the School Administration Certification Program and faculty member in the University’s College of Education and Professional Psychology. “At a time when leadership in K-12 education is more critical than ever, our students gain the skills and experience to become effective, trusted administrators in our schools and school communities.”

The Feb. 26 information sessions will address entry requirements, program details, required classes and internships, financial information and Washington’s administrator certification process.

The University’s College of Education and Professional Psychology is accepting applications now and will consider applications in the order received. Most participants will begin classes during the summer of 2013.

For more details about the School Administration Certification Program or the upcoming information sessions, please contact Mark Haddock at 360-486-8831 or, or Bailey Craft in the College of Education and Professional Psychology Office at 360-438-4333 or Or, visit

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 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 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

For additional information:

Mark Haddock
Interim director, School Administration Certification Program

Sarah Holdener
Director of event services
Saint Martin’s University