College of Education and Professional Studies
Black Hall, room 214-25
Mail Stop 7404
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Faculty and Staff
Henry Williams, EdD
Henry Williams, EdD
Donald Wattam, EdD
Department Information and Requirements
Programs included in the Department of Advanced Programs are masters of school administration and instructional leadership, residency principal certification, program administrator certification, program administrator/special education certification, library media endorsement and mentoring/coaching certificate.
The master of education school administration or master of education an instructional leadership degree programs prepare teachers for the residency principal’s certificate or program administrator’s certificate. A student shall complete 45 credits (school administrator or instructional leadership) in an approved course of study to be developed in consultation with the graduate advisor. There are also certificate programs available.
The Library Media Program qualifies students to become library media specialists for K-12 schools in Washington. A student shall complete 27 credits of required courses. Candidates must take and pass the WEST-E in library media prior to receiving endorsement.
Professional certification school administrator is for education administrators to renew their residency Principal or Program Administrator certificates (OSPI requirement).
The mentoring/coaching certificate is designed for teachers in supporting colleagues through mentoring.
Program Admission Requirements
In addition to general requirements for admission into the master’s program, students desiring admission to the Department of Advanced Programs in Education must meet departmental requirements. Members of the appropriate program will review the student’s application materials from the Office of Admissions and, if deemed necessary, may meet with the student before a recommendation for admission can be made.
In addition to general requirements for admission into Central Washington University, students desiring admission to the mentoring/coaching certificate must have valid WA state teaching certificate and at least three years of current teaching experience.
Foundations and Research Courses
EDF 510 is required of all students earning the MEd degree. The candidate further must choose at least three credits from the following: EDF 501, Educational Foundations; EDF 502, History of Education; EDF 503, Philosophy of Education; or EDF 504, Educational Measurement for Teachers. Related courses may be substituted with permission of the student’s graduate advisor or committee chair, the chair of the department, and the dean of Graduate Studies and Research.
Administrative Certificates in Education
The Administrative Certification Program (ACP) qualifies students upon successful completion for their residency principal certificate or program administrator certificate in special education.
ProgramsCertificateMaster of EducationCertificate B
CoursesEducation: Administration (EDAD)Education: Higher Education (EDHE)Education: Library Media (EDLM)