"I felt fully prepared for my new job as an administrator"
-Mike Velasquez, alumni and principal of Avanti High School
438 Old Main
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
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Applicants are encouraged to have had at least three years of relevant
work experience in the field of education. Other work experience with
students is considered on an individual basis. All applicants must meet the
- Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or
university. Those without a master's degree must enroll in the
Master of Education program, school administrator strand.
- Overall 3.0 undergraduate or other master's degree GPA.
- Certification as a teacher or ESA in Washington state, or
comparable certification from another state
- Ability to obtain a letter of support from your district for
In addition, international students must submit proof of English
proficiency in one of two ways:
- An undergraduate degree from a US institution where the English
is the language of instruction.
- An official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report
(less than 2 years old) sent directly from the testing agency. For
full admission we require a 79 IBT/213 CBT/550 PBT on the TOFEL or
6.5 band score on the academic version of the IELTS.
International students who do not meet the minimum required English
proficiency, but are otherwise admissible, will be conditionally admitted
through our ESL program. Saint Martin's University is the sole judge of an
applicant's English proficiency.
*Students not meeting these requirements will be considered for
conditional admission. Saint Martin's University recognizes that while
previous performance is a valuable indicator of potential success, there are
those who have demonstrated that potential in other ways than traditional