School Principalship

Master of ARTS/Building Certificate Endorsement

Central Michigan University

Prepares students to lead traditional public schools and public school academies. Intended for K-12 teachers with at least three years of experience. Emphasis is on practical, specific skills in educational administration core concepts, instructional supervision, managing personnel, understanding public school laws and managing school finances. Graduates go on to administrative jobs including principal, assistant principal, curriculum director, athletic director, and central office positions in school districts, ISDs, and state agencies.

The 33 credit hour program is accredited according to standards developed under the auspices of the National Policy Board for Educational Administration and implemented by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council and meets the new State of Michigan certification mandate

Central Michigan University
(Suite 101)

Judith Nemitz, Program Administrator
Phone: (231) 995-1756
Fax: (231) 995-1758
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Bachelor’s Program:

  • Elementary Education Certification
    – Integrated Science (DI) (major)
    – Reading (BT) (minor)
    – Early Child Development (ZS) (minor)

Master’s Programs:

  • Administration, concentrations in:
    – General
    – Health Services
    – Human Resources
    – Leadership
    – Public
  • Public Administration, concentrations in:
    – Public Admin.
    – State & Local Gov't.
    – Nonprofit
    – General
  • Reading & Literacy (BR) (K-12) (cohort)
  • School Principalship (Building Certificate) (cohort)

Post-Master's Program:

  • Specialist in Education (EdS) (Central Office Certificate)

Doctoral Program:

  • Doctor of Education (EdD)


  • General Administration
  • Health Services Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Public Administration


  • Building Certificate
  • Central Office Certificate
  • Early Childhood (ZS)
  • Integrated Science (DI)
  • Reading (BT)
  • Reading Specialist (BR)
  • Recertification/Endorsement/Educational Planned Program