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School Leadership (M.S.A.)

Trinity’s Master of Science in Administration (M.S.A.) in education administration prepares graduate students for a leadership position in an elementary, middle or high-school level. The 36-credit hour master’s program in educational administration offers two track options: Educational Administration and Education Administration with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education.

Licensure and Certification Notification

The principal preparation program at Trinity Washington University is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Successful completion of the educational administration program at Trinity Washington University will meet the education requirements necessary to pursue the Administrative Services Credential in the District of Columbia and certification in most states in which a student intends to practice. Some states have additional requirements, such as completion of training in alcohol and drug related disabilities or courses in Multicultural Education or Cross-cultural Communications, etc. Students should contact the appropriate state licensing board to determine if the program at Trinity Washington University can lead to licensure in that state and what, if any, additional licensure requirements exist in that state. Trinity stands ready to assist with state licensure questions, and students should consult with their advisor, program director or Dean, in case of doubt.

You may access principal/administrative certification requirements by state, including information regarding state reciprocity here:

You may also access certification requirements and contact information for your state department of education at the Federal Department of Education here: 


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