Education: Principal Certification

Principal Certification

Our principal certification program, which is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, educates school principals who serve children, families, teachers, and communities in ethical and inspiring ways.

Courses are delivered in hybrid and online formats, while periodic on-campus workshops afford you the opportunity to network with current and aspiring school leaders, hear engaging speakers, and review your coursework.

Classes are taught by experienced principals, superintendents, and other school administrators from Northeast Pennsylvania. Using national standards, best practices, and current research, our faculty will guide you through the challenging issues confronting school principals today.

Course Requirements (18 Credits)

EDUC 545 Administrative Theory for School Leaders 3
EDUC 547 Curriculum Planning for Schools 3
EDUC 548 Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction 3
EDUC 549 Law and the School 3
EDUC 551 School Finances 3
EDUC 593A,B,C Administrative Internship (Full Year) 1,1,1

PA Department of Education issuance of Principal certification requires that candidates provide a chief school administrator's verification of the completion of three (3) years of relevant professional experience defined as "professional experience in an educational setting that is related to the instructional process." PA certification also requires successful completion of Praxis test 6990 School Leaders Licensure Assessment.