Principalship Program

The UNI Principalship Program welcomes aspiring school leaders eager for an intensive process of personal and professional growth.  UNI Principalship graduates with a Master's Degree or Advanced Studies Certificate stand ready to impact student achievement, enhance teacher effectiveness, and build community engagement.  Through immersion in the Iowa Standards for School Leaders and a customized, site-based internship, students connect current theory with real-world practices.  Courses, seminars, and internship experiences assist beginning principals to develop the skills needed to meet the challenges of Iowa's changing demographics, globalization, Iowa Core-Curriculum, and the ever-increasing expectations of schools.

Learning at the speed of life...

  • Convenient, interactive learning experiences available statewide via the ICN and Web, as well as face-to-face instruction and a short on-campus experience during the first summer of the program


An individualized experience...

  • An extensive and rigorous internship experience collaboratively developed with expert mentors, with support from UNI faculty, focusing on individual strengths and growth areas


We've been there...

  • Learning facilitated by a creative, award-winning faculty with decades of combined real-world school leadership experiences


Addressing issues that matter in Iowa and beyond...

Two principalship programs:

  • The Urban Education Network (UEN) program, developed with Iowa's eight urban districts that specifically addresses issues facing urban education
  • The All-Iowa program, which focuses on school leadership in Iowa's suburban and rural districts

Summer Events

2011 All-Iowa Cohort, 2012 Poverty Simulator, 2012 Ed. Leadership Picnic, 2012 Ed. Leadership Golf Outing, and 2012 Bocce Ball champions