Pupil Personnel Supervisor Certification

Pupil Personnel Supervisor Certification

  • For teachers with 5 years experience
  • Supervisory internship
  • PDE, NCATE, Middle States accreditations

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Pupil Personnel Supervisor Certification at Marywood

Issuance of the Principal K-12 certificate requires five years satisfactory experience on any Instructional or Educational Specialist certificate.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires that certain criteria be met prior to acceptance into certification or degree programs. Please contact Marywood's Education Department to learn more about these specifications.

More About This Degree

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  • College: Reap College of Education and Human Development
  • Courses: Available courses in this department
  • 21 Credit Hours Required
  • This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

    Programs for the preparation of elementary, secondary, K-12 and special education teachers and for the preparation of other school personnel including school psychologists, guidance counselors, principals, superintendents, librarians, reading specialists, speech and language pathologists, home school visitors, and supervisory personnel are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.


Joseph A. Polizzi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education and Educational Leadership

Tammy B.H. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate Reading Department and ESL Program
Part-time lecturer

Frances E. Russell, I.H.M., Ph.D, C.M.F.C
Associate Professor of Education

Christine L. Fryer, Ed.D.
Chairperson of the Education Department, Clinical Assistant Professor
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The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies includes a broad range of teaching, clinical and research equipment in support of its graduate training mission. The facility includes multimedia classrooms and a curriculum lab with excellent resources for students, including an Ellison machine, a laminator, and computer facilities.

Specific Program Requirements

Candidates for this post-master's certification shall:

  1. Follow normal application procedures for admission to graduate programs, indicating desire to seek this certification. Candidates must possess a 3.0 average in all prior undergraduate or graduate work.
  2. Successfully complete an interview prior to formal admission to the program.
  3. Successfully complete a minimum of eighteen semester hours in the following plus an internship

Issuance of the Supervisory certificate requires a minimum five years of professional school experience on an instructional certificate.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services

The Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services certification will endorse an individual as a district-wide specialist in the comprehensive pupil personnel services field (school psychology, school counseling, school health, school social work services) as supportive of the instructional process in a school district.

An educator holding a valid PA certificate as a Supervisor of Pupil Services is qualified to perform the following:

  • Supervising and/or coordinating all the pupil personnel services areas and evaluating assigned staff as designated by the school superintendent;
  • Designing and developing supporting materials and innovative or experimental programs affecting the delivery of pupil personnel services;
  • Articulating the place and purpose of the pupil personnel services as supportive of the instructional process;
  • Directing and conducting basic or applied educational research within the pupil personnel service areas

Candidates for this post-master's certification shall:

  1. Follow normal application procedures for admission to the graduate program, indicating the desire to seek this certification. Candidates must possess a 3.00 average in all prior graduate work.
  2. Successfully complete an interview prior to formal admission to the program.
  3. Successfully complete a minimum of 18 semester hours in the following areas plus an internship:
    EDUC 501 Research Theory
    3
    OR
    PSYC 561 Psychological Testing
    3
    EDUC 545 Administrative Theory
    3
    EDUC 547 Curriculum Planning
    3
    EDUC 548 Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction
    3
    EDUC 549 School Law
    3
    EDUC 596 Supervisory Internship
    3
    EDUC 604 School, Community and Public Relations
    3
    EDUC 605 Theories of Educational Organizations
    3
    S ED 523 Programming for At-Risk Infant/Preschool Child
    3
    EDUC 596 Supervisory Internship 3

  4. Provide a chief school administrator's verification of the completion of five years of satisfactory professional school experience at the time of application for certification.
  5. Pass the Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (5411) Praxis test.

NOTE: The requirements discussed in this section are subject to change based on guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.