Earn a Principalship Master of Arts in Education or Advanced Studies Certificate at a distance through UNI

March 13, 2018
Contact: 

Susan Alborn-Yilek, assistant professor, coordinator of the Principal Preparation Program, Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education, 319-273-6264, susan.alborn-yilek@uni.edu

Jacie Rogers, communications specialist, Continuing and Distance Education, 319-273-5970, jacie.rogers@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu 

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is now accepting applications for its Master of Arts in Education (MAE) or Advanced Studies Certificate (ASC) in Principalship. The programs are scheduled to begin in August 2018. This two-year program is designed for individuals seeking endorsement in the state of Iowa as pre-K through 12 principals or supervisors of special education.

“We are really proud of our school leadership preparation programs here at the University of Northern Iowa,” says Susan Alborn-Yilek, program coordinator. “Our faculty and staff members are committed to ensuring our graduate students have an exceptional experience and are prepared school leaders upon completion of the program.”

Courses in this program 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, and the first summer session includes a nine-day on-campus experience. This performance-based program is unique in that it minimizes student class time and maximizes on-site skill development while working with a mentor.

The program begins in August 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 2020. To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit distance.uni.edu/principalship or contact program coordinator, Sue Alborn-Yilek, at 515-689-5455 or through Voxer at yalbor999.

For information about additional offerings available through UNI Continuing and Distance Education, visit distance.uni.edu or call 319-273-7740 or 800-648-3864.