Principal's Residency Certificate
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).
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.
- 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
- Fall: August 1
- Winter: October 1
- Spring: February 1
- Summer: May 1