Education Administration (Main Campus)

Program Information

At Western Washington University we pride ourselves in welcoming participants who come to us as students, are treated as colleagues, and graduate as life-long friends. Since 1944 WWU has developed strong educational leaders in a program taught by practicing educational experts who provide:

  • Curriculum aligned to the Professional Educational Leaders Standards
  • Practical, relevant, research-based coursework
  • School-based assignments
  • Strong student support

All classes are taught by current, or recently retired, BC Administrators in conjunction with WWU Faculty. The Educational Administration program is offered at four sites — Bellingham, Bremerton, Seattle, Tacoma. Courses will include a blend of online and face-to-face meetings.


The Educational Administration program is designed to prepare elementary and secondary school teachers and ESAs to assume leadership roles as principals, vice principals, program and department leaders, or instructional technology specialists. Candidates receive a master’s degree and/or are recommended for principal certification after completion of a year-long internship.


Application Requirements

All applicants must complete the Graduate School's ApplyWeb application. Within the application you will be prompted to upload an unofficial transcript from each institution attended.

The Graduate School Application Fee is $100, paid at the time of application submission.

Additional application materials are specified below. Applications will not be forwarded to the department for review until all required materials have been received by the Graduate School.

International Applicants: Please click here for information regarding Degree Equivalency, English Language Proficiency and student VISA requirements.

Additional Application Requirements

If submitting an ESA certificate, include a letter from your supervisor describing your assignment and service that supports three years of documented successful school-based experience in an instructional role with students.

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume outlining your education and professional history
  • Three (3) Professional Reference Forms: One each from two building-level administrators, and one from a district-level administrator.
  • One copy of valid Washington State certificate (teacher or educational staff associate)

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Winter: October 1
  • Spring: February 1
  • Summer: May 1