School Leadership Principal Certification

School of Education | Reap College of Professional Studies

Earn a School Principal Certification in 18 Months!

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.

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

Outcomes & Opportunities

Top Employers

  • School Districts
  • Universities
  • Education App/ Tutoring Companies
  • Public Libraries

Top Career Paths

  • School Principal
  • Education Consultant
  • Student Services Director
  • High School Teacher

Dig Deeper Into the Program Details

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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      The School of Education is located in the The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues. This facility contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space.

      McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies

      1201 University Avenue
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      The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students. Market Marywood is also located here.

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      McGowan Center Classrooms


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      The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students.

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