Alvernia's post-baccalaureate certification programs for educators are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Certification coursework may be applied to earning a Master of Education or Ph.D. in Leadership degree. Individual courses may be taken as Act 48 credits. 

  • Convenient program format
  • 6 graduate credits may be transferred 
  • Tuition rate, aligned with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) institutions
  • Tuition deferment and payment plans
  • Rolling admissions
  • Act 48 credits

Principal (PK-12 ) Certification (Administrative I)


Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility

  • 5 courses (15 credits)
  • 360 field hours
  • once a week evening courses on campus
  • may be combined with Ph.D. in Leadership Program (12 credits)
  • different tuition rate


English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Specialist 


Special Education (PK-12 ) Instructional I/II 


Certificate in Disabilities and Inclusive Communities

Questions? Contact:

Kelly Burr
Admissions Advisor, Graduate and Adult Education

Graduate Programs