Principal's Residency Certificate

Program Information

Designed for educators who hold a master’s degree, or are currently enrolled in a master’s program. Candidates earn the Washington State residency administrator certificate (principal).

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, you must 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.

  • PDF icon Statement of Purpose
  • Master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university
  • One copy of valid Washington State certificate (teacher or educational staff associate)
  • Three (3) Professional Reference Forms: one each from two building-level administrators, and one from a district-level administrator
  • Resume outlining your education and professional history

Application Deadlines

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