Education Sciences Principal Licensure and Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education and Human Resource Studies – Education Sciences Specialization

Requirements and Curriculum


  • Principal licensure only — 24 credits
  • Master's degree and principal licensure – 33 credits

The program is designed in a cohort-based format to ensure these requirements are met.


Summer (Phase I)

Fall (Phase II)

Spring (Phase III)

Summer (Phase IV – master's students only)

The Learning Experience

This online/classroom hybrid program is designed to be completed while teaching full time. You will complete most coursework online during the year, and meet in person to attend a three-week summer course in northern Colorado. Students come back to class one more time for a weekend-long capstone course before graduating.

You will also complete a 300-hour internship and the opportunity to build a portfolio to illustrate the skills you gained to future employers. This internship placement can occur at your school district of employment.

Students seeking a master's degree in addition to the principal licensure complete the degree requirements in four semesters. Students seeking the license only can complete degree requirements in three semesters.

What Next?

  • See what the career landscape looks like for graduates, including industry demand and examples of roles students have held after earning this degree.

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