M.Ed. with Principal Certification

Principal Certification with M.Ed.

The Program in Educational Leadership leading to a Master of Education with K-12 Principal Certification is the ideal program for educators who want to make a difference in education. This program prepares teachers and supervisors to take leadership positions and helps candidates meet Pennsylvania certification requirements in K-12 educational administration. Students can increase their marketability with this program because they will graduate with both their Master of Education and Principal Certification at the same time.

The program’s curriculum prepares future educational leaders to interact successfully with students, teachers, parents, school board members, and the community at large. The M.Ed. with Principal Certification program has been developed to reflect the general standards and specific program guidelines prescribed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

View the curriculum, requirements, and course descriptions for this program, learn more about our admission process, or request more information.

Faculty Perspective

William Harst

William Harst, B.S.Ed., Ed.M., Ed.D.

“The Principal Certification program will prepare practitioners to become change agents within their school environment.  In our program theory is matched with practice to ensure that our graduates will lead educational institutions with competence and integrity.”

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Christopher Brommer,
Principal Certification ’07

“Alvernia University's Principal Certification program has provided me with the background knowledge and skills to succeed as a future administrator. It's a great program that helped me grow professionally and develop my administrative skills to work in our schools.”

Salvador Sepulveda Jr.,
Principal Certification ’07

“I think it's a great program due to the fact that students not only learn from their instructors but also learn from each other. My time in the Principal Certification Program at Alvernia University was a great experience that left me personally as well as professionally fulfilled.”

principal certification with m.ed.

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