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Admission Requirements

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. Cedarville University invites applications to the principal licensure program from educators who:

  • Have a profession of faith in Jesus Christ
  • Hold a master's degree in education from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have at least two years of K–12 teaching experience in the grade level corresponding to the principal license goal
  • Hold a current teaching license
  • Desire to become principals or building-level administrators

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.

The School of Education and University Admissions review the qualifications of each applicant on an individual basis. Applicants who present satisfactory evidence of their ability to perform at the graduate level are admitted to this certificate program. Cedarville University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.


  1. Application for Admission [online]
    Provide personal, educational, and professional information; submit a personal statement indicating your motivation and goals for pursuing this program.
  2. Christian Leader Reference [online] [pdf]
    Have a pastor or church leader within the church you attend who is familiar with your testimony and spiritual development complete this form. References from family members will not be accepted.
  3. Professional Recommendation [online] [pdf]
    Have a colleague, professional contact, or professor who has knowledge of the requirements of graduate-level work complete this form. Recommendations from personal friends or family members will not be accepted.
  4. Transcripts
    Provide an official transcript from the institution that awarded your master’s degree in education (M.Ed., M.S.Ed., M.A. Ed.). The transcript should indicate the degree conferred and the date granted.

Note: Please review additional information and requirements for international students.

Note: Please review readmission information for existing graduate and adult students.

Your application will be processed and reviewed by University Admissions as soon as all of the materials are received. In most cases you will be notified by letter within three weeks of the admissions decision. However, some applications may need extended time for review or follow-up. If you have not heard within 30 days of submitting all the necessary documents, please contact us.