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School Principal Certificate Program Admission

School Principal Certificate Program Admission


Application Deadlines

February 1 - If applying for following fall semester (August)

September 1 - If applying for following spring semester. (January)

We do not admit to this program in the summer.


Admission Requirements

Domestic Students
GPA: 3.0 in Master's
GRE: no requirement

International Students
TOEFL: 550 minimum written or 80 minimum online, OR IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
GRE: 900/291 minimum

Additional Requirements
Must have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience


How to Apply

Step 1: Apply to UW and the School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy and Design through the online applicant portal.

  • Access the UW graduate applicant portal. Make sure to use the corresponding application admittance semester indicated above.
  • After completing the initial information page, you will receive an email from the system including a link and your temporary username and password.
  • Please complete the contact, academic, residency information, etc.
  • Submit the application fee
  • Submit ALL required documents to the online document portal (see below for details)
  • Agree to admissions terms and submit your application

Step 2: Submit official copies of transcripts and test scores to UW Admissions.

  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions should be requested and sent to UW Admissions at the following address:

    UW Office of Admissions
    Knight Hall 150
    Department 3435, 1000 E. University Avenue
    Laramie, WY 82071
    Phone: (307) 766-5160
    Toll Free: (800) 342-5996
    E-mail: admissions@uwyo.edu

  • Official copies of GRE scores should be sent directly from GRE Reporting to UW Admissions

Required Documents

Please include ALL documents listed below in order for your application to be considered.

  • A letter of intent describing why you want to be an educational leader
  • A current resume
  • Copy of current teaching certificate
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official copies should be sent to UW Admissions)
  • A completed Principal Program Application Form
  • A Superintendent Approval Form signed by the superintendent of the district where you plan to perform your internship (scan and upload)
  • Current recommendation letters addressing leadership skills from three different referees (the portal will send a request to each of them after you enter their email addresses):
    • two from referees who are familiar with your leadership skills
    • current principal
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