School Administration Coordinators
Current students, contact:
Dr. Richard Dodson
3202 Alexander Hall, Murray, KY 42071
Prospective students, contact:
3101 Alexander Hall, Murray, KY
Murray State University College of Education is looking for progressive minded individuals to lead our schools of the future! If you and your colleagues would like to learn hands-on leadership skills identified by the Kentucky Department of Education, your school district, and our Regional Principal Preparation Program, Murray State is for you! We believe the more people in your district that possess the beliefs and skills necessary to build great leadership, the better your leadership and schools will perform!
Download the School Administration fact sheet
Information for New Students
PK-12 Principal and Career Technical Education Principal Certificate
The Regional Partnership for Principal Preparation is a
30-hour, cohort-based program that culminates in a second master’s degree and
Level 1 School Principal certification. Admission requirements include: (1) a master’s
degree, (2) three years of teaching experience, (3) successful completion of an
application and interview during the recruitment period, and (4) a letter of
support and MOA from your school district. The cohort schedule
is listed below. Note that Cohorts start each fall. See the Revised Catalog for more details.
Fall 2015 Cohorts:
Supervisor of Instruction, Director of Special Education, and
Director of Pupil Personnel
Our central office endorsements are built upon the school principal
endorsement. Admission to these endorsement programs requires that you
have either a Masters in School Administration or already hold an endorsement
in one administrative area and will simply be adding another. For new students,
this means that you will need to start in one of the cohorts and complete the
Master’s degree prior to entering into these endorsements. Courses for
these endorsements are offered as ‘stand-alone’ and not through a cohort.
See the Revised Catalog for specific details.
The School Superintendent program is largely unchanged, as experience as an
administrator has always been required for this endorsement. See the
Revised Catalog for more details.
Option 6 of the Alternative
Routes for Administrator Certification
Since 2001, Murray State University has offered a means by which school
districts can broaden an applicant pool with the inclusion of persons not yet
certified. These candidates would then have 2 years to complete all
requirements. Effective July 1, 2011 Alternative Certification candidates
must be part of a Cohort for initial certification. There are other
provisions for the Executive Program and endorsement extension. See the
Option Six Alternative Certification Guidelines for more information.