Qualified applicants for an administrator certificate can seek the following types of certificates:
- Principal certificates: serve as leaders at the building level. (ex. principal or assistant principal)
- Program administrator certificates: provide leadership of specific programs with a school or district. (Ex. curriculum coordinator, director of special education, and director of career and technical education)
- Superintendent certificates: serve as superintendents of school districts or in other central office positions. (Ex. assistant superintendent for finance or associate superintendent for instructional services)
Principal, program administrator, and superintendent certificates can be earned by completing the appropriate PESB-approved preparation program. The Washington state-approved administrator programs and sites are listed below. Passage of the Education Reform bill in Washington State in 2010 will allow non-higher education entities to become approved providers for the Administrator certificates.
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