CUAA’s post master’s in K-12 School Administrator Certificate Program (SACP) is designed for individuals who already hold a valid education-related master’s degree and wish to prepare for a role in K-12 building leadership. The program equips teachers for administrative responsibility and helps current administrators develop decision-making, human resource management, teacher evaluation, and public relations skills.

The CUAA Advantage

  • A nationally accredited School of Education dedicated to intellectual, social, and spiritual growth
  • All courses offered in a convenient eight-week online format
  • A 25% discount for school teachers and administrators working in a Christian school
  • A 24% discount for school teachers and administrators working in Preferred Partnership schools
  • An internship that provides practical, hands-on experience
  • A curriculum in compliance with the Michigan State Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • A program that develops effective servant-leaders committed to life-long learning

Degree Details

Credit hours required: 23

Program length: 18 months

Program Highlights

Once coursework is complete, students can be recommended by Concordia University as candidates for the Michigan School Administrator Certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore and apply leadership skills and dispositions that build and support effective learning environments
  • Learn traditional and contemporary theories, research, and practices about human behavior in formal organizations and within the school
  • Explore various leadership roles as they contribute to the overall success of the instructional program, particularly through ongoing evaluation and improvement of personnel, facilities, programs, schedules, services and staff development
  • Identify the skills needed to create and sustain a positive learning environment
  • Learn about the role and impact of local, state, and federal stakeholders on the development and implementation of school policies
  • Examine the changing, multi-faceted role of servant leadership within schools and the community
  • Research strategies and innovative programs to improve school operations and enhance achievement for all students
  • Examine state aid formulas, tax structures, federal aid, and the use of tuition, grants and outside funding
  • Learn to develop school budgets

Admission Requirements

A graduate degree in the field of Education from a regionally accredited university

  • A minimum grade point average or 3.0
  • The education-related master’s degree completed after 2005

Other Items to Consider

Graduate coursework must align with the MSEL curriculum and the Michigan Standards for K-12 Building Principals


SACP coursework includes classes in managing personnel, professional development, curriculum development, and current issues and trends for principals. See our Summary of Course Requirements for our curriculum and course descriptions.


Concordia University is accredited by:

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • The Higher Learning Commission

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