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Application Instructions for Principal Licensure Certificate Program

Cedarville University is a Christ-centered learning community equipping students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth.

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The Cedarville University Principal Licensure graduate certificate program invites applications from qualified students who hold a master's degree in education, have two or more years of K-12 teaching experience, are able to present a strong academic record, and have a profession of faith in Jesus Christ.

Applicants must also affirm their commitment to the Cedarville covenant and agree to abide by the graduate student standards of conduct.  Applicants should review the University’s doctrinal statement to understand our beliefs and Christian heritage, which serves as the foundation for our community.

Applicants who present satisfactory evidence of their ability to perform at the graduate level are admitted to this graduate certificate program. Cedarville University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.

The graduate admissions committee and director of graduate admissions review the qualifications of each Principal Licensure program applicant on an individual basis:

Application Review Documents

  1. Application for Admission: [Online] — Complete and submit the online application.
  2. Recommendations — Once your online application is complete, you can send your recommendation requests directly from the application system. Each request will include a link to an online recommendation form. If your recommenders have difficulty completing the online form, please use the PDF file linked to each form below.
    • Church Leader — Have a leader at your church who is familiar with your testimony and spiritual development complete and return this form.
    • Supervisor/Employer — Have your immediate supervisor complete and return this form. If not currently employed, have a former employer complete and return this form.
  3. Graduate Degree - Transcripts — Provide an official transcript from the institution that awarded your master's degree (M.Ed., M.S.Ed., M.A.Ed.).  
  4. Writing Sample (within the application) — Provide an essay of your testimony of faith along with your educational and professional goals:
    • Your writing sample should address your specific professional plans and career objectives.
    • You should view this essay as an opportunity to analyze past professional developments and consider future contributions as a result of graduate education.
  5. International Students — Additional information and requirements for international students are available here.
  6. Application Fee — Submit a $30 nonrefundable application fee. Send a check or money order made payable in U.S. dollars to Cedarville University.

Other Factors Considered

  1. Computer Proficiency — Basic skills in the areas of email, Internet searches, and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • If you are concerned about your level of computer skills, please discuss any questions you may have with your admissions counselor.
  2. Prerequisites — Please refer to Curriculum for prerequisite requirements.

Application Procedure

We encourage you to apply early for graduate admission to Cedarville. As the applicant, you are responsible for gathering and submitting all the necessary documents required to complete your application. Your application will be processed and reviewed by the graduate admissions committee as soon as all of the materials are received.

In most cases you will be notified by letter within three weeks of the graduate admissions committee's decision. However, some applications may need extended time for review or follow-up. If you have not heard from graduate admissions within 30 days of submitting all the necessary documents, please contact us.