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School Principal Certification

School Principal Certification

  • Convenient, low-residency program
  • Courses taught by experienced school administrators
  • Yearlong supervised internship
  • Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

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School Principal Certification at Marywood

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

Low-Residency Program

Our 18-credit principal certification program can be completed in as little as 18 months. 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. A required year-long internship provides hands-on experience in a public or private school setting.

Experienced and Accomplished Faculty

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

More About This Degree

Our program provides the certification you need to become a K-12 principal in Pennsylvania. Because our courses are tied to national standards and taught by practicing school administrators, you can rest assured that Marywood’s principal certification program will prepare you to address the most pressing problems facing today’s school leaders.

Jesse

I opened a brand new Planet Fitness location as General Manager.

After graduating from Marywood in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/Physical Activity, I immediately entered the professional fitness world as a personal trainer and fitness instructor at Planet Fitness in the Philadelphia area.  Shortly thereafter, I was offered a chance to open a brand new Planet Fitness location as General Manager. 

Opening a new location from the ground up was a difficult and time consuming task.  However, my four years at Marywood gave me the tools and confidence I needed to tackle this challenge.  The education I received in the classroom provided me with the knowledge needed to train clients and effectively manage a fitness club.  Being a four-year member of Marywood’s Lacrosse team has also taught me great leadership and interpersonal skills which are applied daily, and will continue to help me as my career grows.

Wherever my career takes me, whether it is in fitness club ownership, or personal training, I know that everything I learned at Marywood will be with me every step of the way.

Specific Program Requirements

  • 1 year of teaching experience with Level I certificate
  • Personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation from a school principal in your district

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