Superintendent's Certificate

Program Information

Designed for aspiring superintendents and other school district leaders, such as assistant superintendents, executive directors and program managers. Candidates earn the Washington State initial superintendent’s certificate.

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.

WWU's Initial Superintendent Certification program is offered in Everett, WA.

Additional Application Requirements

  • 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, ESA, principal, or program administrator)
  • Resume outlining your education and professional history
  • Letter of recommendation from your prospective mentoring superintendent supporting your application, and indicating his/her willingness to serve as your mentor

Application Deadlines

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

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