Certification Requirements and Paperwork

Requirements for Certification

  1. For Principal certification you must provide your teaching or ESA certificate from WA State.
  2. A letter from your district superintendent that supports you in doing an internship in the state of WA.
  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. Approval letter from the PEAB.

Required Program 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/Program Administrator Certification Program
Phone: (509) 313-3650
Fax: (509) 313-3482