"I felt fully prepared for my new job as an administrator"

-Mike Velasquez, alumni and principal of Avanti High School

Graduate Studies



Physical location
438 Old Main

Mailing address
Graduate Studies
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Office hours
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday

Certification requirements

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The program requires 21 semester hours of course work.

  • MED 650 Professional Development Evaluation and Supervision (3)
  • MED 653 Principles of Leadership (3)
  • MED 654 Principal as Leader of Learning Community (3)
  • MED 655 School and Community Relations (2)
  • MED 656 Educational Finance (2)
  • MED 657 School Law for Educational Administrators (2)
  • MED 659a Principal Internship (6) OR MED 659b Program Administrator Internship (6)

Additional hours will be required if pursing the Masters of Education, School Administrator strand option. Please see the MED degree requirements.

The Office of Graduate Studies

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