Certification Requirements and Paperwork

Requirements for Certification

  1. For Principal/Program Administrator certification you must provide your teaching or ESA certificate.
  2. A letter from your district superintendent that supports you in doing an internship.
  3. Principal/Mentor (must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a principal in the district) letter agreeing to be the mentor and supports the internship.
  4. Abuse training documentation.
  5. Signed and returned mentor agreement.
  6. Letter of acceptance from the Dean.
  7. All Gonzaga University Certification documentation.
  8. Fee paid for certificate (copy of receipt submitted to the director).
  9. Approval letter from the PEAB.

Certification Paperwork


Please submit all forms pertaining to certification to Dr. Cynthia Johnson. If planning on mailing your documents, please mail them to:
Gonzaga University
School of Education, Department of Educational Leadership and Administration
502 E Boone Ave, Box 25
Spokane, WA 99258.

School of Education
502 E Boone Ave
AD Box 25
Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: (509) 313-3514
Fax: (509) 313-3472

Dr. Cynthia Johnson
Director - Principal Certification Program
Phone: (509) 313-3650
Fax: (509) 313-3482
johnsonc2@gonzaga.edu