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Apr 1

Updated Policies and Procedures

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Lindenwood University faculty and staff are working from home and all on-campus offices are closed to the public and university employees. Lindenwood personnel and offices are available for business by telephone and email to provide continuity in university operations and student support services. Please visit for more information.

School Administration (MA)

MA degrees offered in Traditional and Hybrid formats

The Master of Arts in School Administration meets the needs of students seeking initial certification as a school principal.

Initial Certification, School Principal

The Lindenwood University school principal preparation program is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The School of Education is also a member in good standing of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

The program stresses reflective leadership to foster effective schools. Skills taught prepare you to assume leadership roles in instruction, management, supervision, and problem solving in a creative and effective manner. To receive the initial principal administration certificate in Missouri, you must hold a valid professional initial teaching certificate and have had two years of teaching experience.

For questions, please contact Dr. Robert Steffes at (636) 949-4744.

Program Planning Worksheet
Degree Requirements / Course Descriptions
Domains and Competencies
Educational Leadership Certification Handbook

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301