Admissions Requirements

Program Prerequisites

  1. A master's degree from an accredited institution

  2. A valid teaching or ESA certificate

  3. Currently employed in a K-12 setting in WA State.

  4. A minimum of 3 years of K-12 educational experience

Admission Requirements

1. A completed application form. Within the application you will be required to submit the following:
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation. One should  be from your current supervisor and the other from a professional colleague.
  • Two (2) nomination letters, one each from your principal and superintendent. These should be simple statements of support permitting you to complete your internship within the district.
  • Copy of your resume/CV.
  • Written statement of purpose.
  • Copy of your teaching or ESA certificate from Washington State.
  • Copy of your abuse course taken. This is typically a certificate of completion or a transcript indicating in which academic course you completed the content. 

2. One (1) official graduate degree-bearing transcript.  International applicants must submit foreign transcripts in the original language and an English copy.  Final transcripts must bear posted bachelor's and master's degrees from an accredited university.

Please have transcripts mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Gonzaga UniversitySchool of Education
502 E Boone Ave, Box 25
Spokane, WA 99258-0025.

NOTICE: Due to the competitive demand for our Fall 2018 Principal Certification cohort, we have instituted a priority application deadline: October 1, 2017. On that date, all complete applications will be passed to the department for admission review. The program director will evaluate all applicants and make offers of admission at that time. Upon completion of priority review, and If seats are still available, there will be a final application deadline of January 15, 2018. We strongly encourage you to complete your application before the priority deadline to ensure consideration for our next cohort.

714 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 25
Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: (509) 313-3664
Fax: (509) 313-3482

Graduate Admissions
Phone: (509) 313-3481
Fax: (509) 313-5821