The Program in Educational Leadership leading to a Master of Education Degree with School Principal Certification (Grades K-12) curriculum is 39 credits. The Education faculty uses various course formats to help you learn, including case studies, lecture/discussion, group projects and simulation exercises to ensure what you gain in one course will reinforce and build on what you learn in others.

Curriculum Overview (39 Credits)

Note: Up to 6 graduate credits earned at another institution may be accepted for the Alvernia equivalent below at the discretion of the department.

Principal Certification (Grades K-12):
MED 515 Differentiated Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms - 3 credits
MED 550 Introduction to Educational Administration* - 3 credits & 45 field hours
MED 553 The School Administrator - 3 credits & 45 field hours
MED 610 School Law & Social Advocacy - 3 credits
MED 611 School Finance - 3 credits & 45 field hours
MED 650 Functions of School Supervision - 3 credits & 45 field hours
MED 685 Principal Internship I and II - 3 credits & 180 field hours

*Must be taken prior to courses which are listed below

Additional Requirements for Master of Education added to Principal Certification
COR 520 Ethics and Moral Leadership - 3 credits
MED 501 Standards-based Planning and Instruction - 3 credits
MED 518 Quantitative Research Methods - 3 credits
MED 520 Educators as Researchers (Pre-requisite: MED 518) - 3 credits
MED 540 Assessment & Evaluation in Today’s Schools - 3 credits
MED 680 Research Seminar - 3 credits

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