College of Education

School Principal

$89K

average salary for graduates with similar degrees

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Program Summary

Application Dates: 04/30/2019
Start Dates: 08/28/2019
Credits required: 30
Cost per credit: $685

Dr. Lu S. Young

Associate Professor

in Educational Leadership Studies

College of Education

111 Dickey Hall

University of Kentucky

Transform learning experiences as you lead today’s schools into tomorrow. This graduate-level program prepares you for a future career as a principal or other leadership roles. Our graduates become education leaders and serve as principals, assistant principals, and administrative deans or coaches.  

Program Summary

Application Dates: 04/30/2019
Start Dates: 08/28/2019
Credits required: 30
Cost per credit: $685

Achieve Your Goals

Principals and other school leaders motivate teachers, set priorities, and create opportunities for learning that change children's lives. This rigorous, online program will prepare you for this important role and the fast-paced environment that accompanies it. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

  • Set organizational priorities and effectively communicate those priorities.
  • Develop people to succeed in their positions and provide them with the support they need.
  • Assess organizational performance and create the conditions for student, teacher, and school success.

Completion of this program will prepare you to exceed the current and emerging expectations for P12 school principals. Learning outcomes align with Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards, the International Society for Technology in Education Standards (ISTE) standards for administrators, and meet the requirements for Level I and Level II certification in Kentucky. In addition to coursework, students have the option to participate in the Next Generation Leadership Academy, an off-line component that provides networking opportunities with other school leaders and exposure to innovative ideas. Upon admission, all students are offered scholarships equivalent to 29% of tuition. 

Imagine Your Future

Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals

Elementary, middle, and high school principals manage all school operations, including daily school activities. They coordinate curricula, oversee teachers and other school staff, and provide a safe and productive learning environment for students.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$89,540

per year in 2017

Number of Jobs

240,000

in 2017

10 Year Job Outlook

14,000

new jobs (average)

Work Environment

Principals work in public and private elementary, middle, and high schools. Most principals work year round.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Dr. Lu S. Young

Associate Professor

in Educational Leadership Studies

College of Education

111 Dickey Hall

University of Kentucky

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.