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Earn a master's degree or advanced studies certificate in principalship at a distance through UNI

March 21, 2014

Nick Pace, program coordinator, principalship program, 319-273-3564,

Jacie Dahlstrom, communications specialist, Continuing and Distance Education, 319-273-5970,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is accepting applications for its Master of Arts in Education (MAE) or Advanced Studies Certificate (ASC) in Principalship programs that begin fall 2014. These two-year programs are designed for individuals seeking endorsement in the state of Iowa as pre-K through 12 principals or supervisors of special education.

Two course sequence paths are offered to meet unique leadership needs. The All-Iowa sequence focuses on school leadership in Iowa’s suburban and rural school districts. The Urban Education Network (UEN) sequence, developed with Iowa’s UEN member districts, addresses issues facing urban education.

“We know that principalship is becoming more challenging, complicated and demanding every year,” said Nick Pace, program coordinator. “We’re excited about the future of Iowa schools because we're inspired by the caliber of aspiring school leaders our program attracts.”

Courses in these programs are offered one night per week during the fall and spring semesters via interactive video conferencing. Some courses are offered entirely online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system. The first summer session includes a short on-campus experience.

The programs begin this fall using a cohort model in which a group of students moves together through the course sequence, with the degree or certificate to be awarded in the summer of 2016. To learn more about these programs and how to apply, visit

For information about additional offerings available through Continuing and Distance Education, visit or call 319-273-5970 or 800-648-3864.