Become a Building Principal

The principal sets the tone of school, from the learning climate to the degree of concern for students’ success. If you are ready to take on the challenges of building leadership, the Department of Advanced Education Programs has two accredited programs to help you satisfy state licensure requirements:

  • Master of Science in Educational Administration - Building Principal
  • Non-Degree Endorsement in Building Principal
  • All courses are offered online.
  • Each candidate is required to complete a Building Leadership Practicum ePortfolio (BLPP) related to the work of a building principal

Master of Science in Educational Administration-Building Principal 

The M.S. in Educational Administration prepares you to face the challenges of leading a school and meeting your students’ needs. During your two-year program, you will perform active research into current issues facing the field of education, while learning effective management skills. Upon completion, you will be prepared to apply for building leadership licensure in the state of Kansas. The M.S. in Educational Administration is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Learn more about the M.S. in Educational Administration-Building Principal:

Non-Degree Endorsement in Building Principal 

If you already have a master’s degree, you may elect to take licensure classes asa non-degree seeking student. You may transfer up to twelve (12) hours of graduate-level classes, one of which is a designated graduate research course. The remaining transfer courses must be approved by the program faculty and be equivalent to FHSU building leadership courses (24-33 hours). Visit the Program-at-a Glance web page to learn more about the courses you will need to take to complete the non-degree building principal endorsement

Contact Information

 If you have questions or would like more information about the program, we would love to visit with you! If your last name begins with the letters "A-M" please contact Dr. Robert Moody at or 785-628-4545. If your last name begins with the letters "N-Z" please contact Dr. Regi Wieland at or 785-628-5849. 

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