Maryville’s highly acclaimed principal certificate program is for certified teachers with full-time classroom teaching experience with master’s degrees who seek an administrator role. Our 18-credit, one-year bridge program ensures admission to Maryville’s full Educational Leadership doctoral program. Developing leaders with vision, this cohort program places special emphasis on moral leadership.
Note: Candidates who complete the three (3) semester Principal Bridge program but do not complete the EdD in Educational Leadership are not eligible for endorsement as a building principal.
Required Bridge Courses
The Required Bridge Courses are taken during the three semesters immediately prior to beginning the EdD in Educational Leadership program. Candidates must complete both the Required Bridge Courses and all EdD requirements to be eligible for endorsement as a principal in the State of Missouri.