Educational Administration: Elementary (P-8) or Secondary Principal (7-12)
Principal Endorsement
Degree: Endorsement Program Type: Online Interest: Educational Administration

This endorsement is for individuals seeking a school principal endorsement in elementary (P-8) or secondary (7-12) education, who have already completed a master's degree.

The program integrates the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards to enable students to develop the principles, processes, and practical skills necessary for effective building-level administration and leadership.

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Tuition & Fees For Educational Administration

Graduate: Application & Admission

Program & Courses

Designed for individuals who:

  • have a teaching certificate
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • have already completed a master's degree

This program consists of coursework between 21 and 36 credit hours

You must also submit a portfolio at the completion of the program to verify you meet the standards for administrative certification and to serve as the final examination for the endorsement. Get more more information on administrative certifications.

NOTE: Beginning fall 2014, UNL will require candidates for the principal endorsement complete a PRAXIS examination and, beginning fall 2015, a passing score must be met in order to receive the endorsement.

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Transfer Credits

Each degree program within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.

The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.

If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major. In most instances, you will be requested to submit the respective course syllabus.

Transfer credit information for graduate degrees

Career Services

If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.

After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.


Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.

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