WY Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

Wyoming Educational Leadership Certification Requirements


Educational Leadership Certification Available:
School Principal

Wyoming has the following requirements for applicants for a school principal administrator endorsement:

1. WY TEACHING LICENSE: Possession of a current Wyoming teaching license.

2. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Completion of an educational leadership program, from a nationally or regionally accredited college/university, that is state approved to lead to certification in the endorsement area sought and recommendation for certification by that program. WGU's Educational Leadership program is state approved in Washington.

3. WGU PROGRAM REQUIRED EXAMBeginning 9/1/2018, the WGU program requirement is the Praxis 5412: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision for students in Wyoming. If passed prior to 8/31/2018, the Praxis 5411: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

4. PRACTICUM REQUIREMENT:  WGU requires Educational Leadership candidates to complete a practicum in accordance with the hour requirements listed here.

If you begin your practicum on or after August 1, 2016, the completion of a practicum must take place over the course of a full school year. See the Washington Rules for more information. Your Educational Leadership standard pathway will be changed to account for this full school year requirement. This may result in an additional academic term of study.

A full school year shall mean at least the academic year. While principal candidates may begin their practicum in any month, they must complete practicum activities (verified on the clinical hour log) during every month that the school is open for a total of at least one academic year. The practicum does not conclude early if the required hours are logged prior to the accumulation of one academic year and candidates may not accelerate through the practicum. School year means the annual period commencing on the first day of September of one calendar year and ending the last day of August of the ensuing calendar year.

Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Wyoming

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Adding an Endorsement to a Wyoming Teaching Certificate








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