Graduate Catalog 2024-2025

Principal (K-12)

Program Overview

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

General Licensure and Endorsement Admission Requirements

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The principals' licensure program provides opportunities to acquire knowledge about leadership in P-12 educational settings. The program is designed according to the Standards for Principals through the Colorado Department of Education and State Board of Education. Program requirements include 27 semester hours of coursework including a field experience.

Requirements — 27 Credits

Leadership Core — 12 hours

ELPS 601Leadership Development Through Inquiry


ELPS 603Shaping Organizations: Management and Leadership in Education


ELPS 604Understanding People: Professional Development and Educational Leadership


ELPS 605External Environments: Social, Political, and Economic Influences in Educational Leadership


Additional Requirements — 15 hours minimum

ELPS 606Internship in Educational Leadership

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ELPS 654Instructional Leadership and Supervision


ELPS 660Law and the Administrator


ELPS 670The Principalship: Leadership at the School Site Level


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