Elementary and Secondary Principal Credential

Earn your Elementary and Secondary Principal Credential to advance your career and serve children and families in your community.

We offer the courses required for the Elementary/Secondary Principal Credential issued by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Students are able to begin coursework in the fall, spring, or summer semesters with our flexible, online courses.

At a Glance

Median annual salary for elementary, middle, and high school principals

Program Length

Up to 24 credits/10 courses


  • Online

Tuition per Credit


Is This the Program For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Licensed teachers who have a master’s degree and are seeking to become qualified as a North Dakota school principal.

Career Paths

  • Elementary or secondary school principal


Program Details

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts – Please mail the transcripts to the University of Mary at: 
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    University of Mary
    7500 University Drive
    Bismarck, ND 58504
  • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? We’ll request your transcripts for you! Contact your admissions representative today to learn more!

  • Application/enrollment fee - This will be collected at the time you fill out the online application.

For a list of courses for this program, visit the catalog.

Actual requirements may vary based on current licensure and previous coursework. Final plan of study will be provided upon transcript review.

  • Online
  • Tuition: $595/credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology/Safety fee: $35 per credit

Get Started Today

Apply Online