Administrator Certification

In August 2014, Michigan created a new K-12 Administrator Certification program, whereby students can complete required educational leadership courses from a state-approved university program and receive a single K-12 Administrator Certificate and two “Basic” Endorsements (Principal and Central Office).

Background Check—A recent (within the last two years) background check must be on file in the certification office before we can recommend you for certification. A Michigan iChat will meet this requirement. If you have any convictions, a Judgement of Sentence, Register of Action or Case History must also be on file in the certification office prior to a certification recommendation.

Learn more about becoming certified as an administrator by visiting Western Michigan University's Office of Teacher and Administrator Certification.