College of Education

Certificate Programs

Field-based Principal Certification Program

This innovative, streamlined program offers you the best possible training for principalship, as well as a network of colleagues and mentors who will help you. This program was designed by an Advisory Committee of working administrators and scholars, is taught by highly successful administrators and WSU faculty. Thus, the WSU Tri-Cities Educational Leadership Program offer the best of both worlds: current, practical knowledge and skills along with high-quality academic courses. Participants are eligible for state funds to support their substitutes where appropriate to facilitate their internships. A high quality Masters’ program in Educational Leadership is also available.

Field-based Superintendent Certification Program

The program is based upon a two-year internship completed in conjunction with a series of 16 weekend seminars held at various locations around the state. These monthly seminars provide an opportunity for interaction between program participants, faculty, and a variety of guest speakers with expertise in relevant leadership positions. WSU faculty provide background in traditional leadership content areas and relevant educational research. An electronic network also provides a venue for continuous learning activities and discussions. The program is based at WSU Spokane with classes available at WSU Tri-Cities.

Teacher Professional Certification (ProCert) Program

The WSU Professional Certification Program (ProCert) allows certified teachers currently employed in a Washington state public school or approved private school to fulfill requirements for completing an approved professional certification program — or to improve their teaching techniques and explore personal growth opportunities.