College of Education

Welcome to the Online Principal Licensure Program page! Here you will find:

General Information

Students may begin the program at any semester, the schedule of course offerings are listed below.

The College of Education at UCCS is pleased to offer the Online Principal Licensure/Master's Degree in Leadership in Education (P-12 education). This program is designed to:
  • Address the needs of adult learners by offering classes in an online environment, in which courses are divided into modules to allow learners to continue their educational goals without the physical restrictions of a traditional classroom setting.
  • Create a rich community of learners by progressing through the online program.
  • Provide opportunities for motivated educators who want to advance their education and career opportunities without disrupting their full-time jobs.
  • Accommodate working adults by offering online classes that are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • Assist educators in rural areas who have limited or no access to the UCCS campus.

Principal Licensure + MA in Leadership Education

Online students may choose to attain a Master of Arts in Leadership Education in addition to the licensure by taking an additional three courses, for a total of 42 credits.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for the Online Principal Program Licensure Program, candidates must fulfill several requirements.

For additional information about these requirements please contact Cindy Brown at 719-255-4344.

Course Plan

Licensure Only (33 credits) all online courses offered on a rotating basis

Course #
&
Title
Semester Credits
LEAD 5020 - Vision, Ethics and Leadership in a Democratic Society 3
LEAD 5230 - Instructional Leadership 3
LEAD 5170- Culturally Responsive Leadership and Programs 3

Course #
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Title
Semester Credits
LEAD 5220 - Data Driven Program Evaluation & Curriculum Assessment 3
LEAD 5450 - The Principalship 3
LEAD 6140 - Supervision & Evaluation of Instruction 3

Course #
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Title
Semester Credits
LEAD 5070 - Human Resources Management and Staff Development 3
LEAD 6400 - Legal Issues for School Leaders 3

Course #
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Title
Semester Credits
LEAD 6050 - Financing Schools & Programs 3
LEAD 6120 - Educational Politics and Collaborative Communities 3
LEAD 6820 - Practicum in School Leadership: The Principalship

 

Licensure + Degree (9 additional credits)

An MA in Leadership Education and Principal Licensure requires the above classes in addition to the following three.

The following classes are available every semester to both Fall- and Spring-starting cohorts except for LEAD 5600, which is offered every Fall only.

Course #
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Title
Semester Credits
LEAD 5700 - Introduction to Research and Statistics (Online every semester) 3
LEAD 5600 - Social Foundations of Education Trends (Online only fall semester) 3
LEAD 7000 - Master's Research Lab (Online every semester; recommended for 3rd semester) 3
 
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