K-12 Principal License

K-12 Principal License


With a K-12 principal license, you’ll learn to use your leadership skills to build relationships and serve students, educators, families, and community members.

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Discover what’s next. In Bethel’s K-12 Principal License program, we prepare K-12 principals to be transformational leaders. As schools navigate finances, increasing student diversity, and high accountability, districts are looking for leaders who are relational, competent, trustworthy, and adaptable. Through an ethics-based approach, we develop educators both professionally and personally for meaningful service in their communities.

Program Details

In our K-12 Principal License program, you will be equipped, empowered, and inspired toward success in administrative leadership. The program is designed to provide you with the right blend of challenging work and personal support.

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Program Highlights

High program success rate

With a strong program retention rate, our students find that they can continue to serve as administrators or teachers while earning their licenses.

Two-track license option

You can choose to earn just your K-12 principal license or earn your license as part of completing Bethel's Ed.D. in K-12 Administration program.

Additional requirement assistance

If you don’t have the required three years of teaching experience, you can add a teaching internship to meet the requirement.


Our programs are predominantly completed online with a yearly one-week residency. Most students work full time, have families, and are involved in their community. Courses start every eight weeks, allowing you to start your program at any time throughout the year.

Career Outcomes


Bethel’s K-12 Principal License program is designed to prepare you to meet the requirements for licensure and equip you to become a leader in the field.


Learn how to:

  • Apply leadership values and ethics to your decisions
  • Allocate resources for effective delivery of services
  • Communicate effectively with community members
  • Engage with policy, law, political influence, and governance
  • Plan and develop curriculum
  • Maintain a safe and secure environment for all students
  • Serve diverse students and their families with cultural responsiveness
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