The Principal Certification (PK-12) program is the ideal program for educators who want to make a difference in education. The program prepares teachers and supervisors to take leadership positions and helps candidates meet Pennsylvania certification requirements in PK-12 educational administration.


It is recommended that candidates for PA Principal Certification have an attained master’s degree or are pursuing an M. Ed. in Educational Leadership with Principal Certification. 

Educational Leadership Program Mission

In keeping with Alvernia's Christian commitment toward the harmonious development of the whole person, The Principals' Certification Program aims to develop self-directed and competent building administrators who are capable of and accountable for decision-making in all phases of their professional responsibilities.


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Questions? Contact:

Kelly Burr, M.Ed.

Associate Director of Admissions, School of Graduate and Adult Education

610.796.8296 (phone),  610.796.8367 (fax)


Sister Margaret Anne Dougherty, RSM, Ph.D.

Coordinator, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Programs


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