Academic Programs of Study

School Leadership

Master of Science (MS) in School Leadership

  • Develop administrative and interpersonal skills
  • Become a principal, vice principal, superintendent, program director, school district administrator
  • Individualized internships

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Master of Science (MS) in School Leadership at Marywood

Advance Your Education Career with a Master's Degree in School Leadership

The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities for the development of the administrative and interpersonal skills needed by practicing and future leaders in education. The program is built on the assumption that the public and non-public school environments are unique. For this reason, courses and other learning experiences are deeply grounded in those principles of public and non-public thought and practice. Internships are individualized, based on needs and interests of school districts and student participants. The Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards support the courses and internship.

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Tammy B.H. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate Reading Program and ESL Program
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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.

Graduates of this program receive a Pennsylvania Department of Education approved principal certification and are well-prepared for other administrative positions, including:

  • Vice principal
  • Superintendent
  • Program director
  • School district administrator

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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