Principal as Instructional Leader Certification

Online 18 credits * 1 year
MEd program tuition only $9,000!
Principal Certification tuition only $8,000!
Online Programs Available On Your Time, Anytime!

Program Highlights & Benefits

Flexible, online format

Accelerated completion time

No GRE required

Limited class size for personalized attention


Educational leaders who wish to advance their careers and earn professional certification for administrative positions. Students complete the program as individuals who are trauma informed, ready to lead, and empowered to make an impact within their schools.

What You Learn

Our Principal Certification program has been developed to help those who need a professional certification to take on an administrative role.  The program was developed to incorporate best practices of school leaders using performance based assessment to help working adults succeed as school leaders and pass the certification exams.

How You Learn

Our program is a comprehensive approach to developing leaders into the best principals in the state. We use practical application of current best practices that are taught in each course. There are typically 2-3 synchronous class sessions per course and these sessions are arranged ahead of time and recorded.

We do not overload our students with unnecessary tests and papers, but rather use performance-based assessments to ensure each student understands the value of the interconnected topics and curriculum necessary to be a top principal. Students receive thorough preparation to pass the state’s PASL 368 exam. Our program also includes practice exams and comprehensive test prep course to help prepare students for the certification exam.

Schreiner University will provide a Testing Coach for EDUC 6310, and a University Field Supervisor who will personally walk you through the EDUC 6304 PIL 160 Practicum. The University Field Supervisor assigned to you will also coach your Site Supervisor to ensure clarity of responsibilities and your success.

Career Outcomes

Candidates completing this certification program are prepared to operate in roles related to school administration.

Degree Requirements

1st Semester

Course Title Credits
EDUC 6303 Public School Policy & Administration Procedures 3
EDUC 6312 Educational Leadership for School Effectiveness & Learning Performance 3
EDUC 6301 School Law 3
EDUC 6305 Instructional Leadership 3

2nd Semester


The Principalship and Practicum3
Principal Certification Test Preparation3
 Total Credit Hours:18