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