Principal Licensure Programs

Becoming a Principal - Residency Track

You are matched with a mentor principal for a year-long Residency in a K-12 school.  You work with your mentor for a minimum of 7 to 8 hours a week, while taking 25 credits of coursework online.  Western assists with the school placement for all admitted students.  At the end of the year, you will be recommended for your principal license and may continue on with your Master's degree, if you choose.

Alternative Licensure Track

You will work as the principal of record at a K-12 school and work with a mentor principal 1-2 hours per week while taking a full load of online courses.  For more information, see the Colorado Department of Education Alternative Principal Program webpage.

Pursuing your Master's degree

Following your licensure year, you may continue to pursue your Master’s degree with an emphasis on Educational Administrator Leadership. 

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