The Principal Certification (PK-12) program is the for educators who seek to make a difference in education through taking leadership positions. The program prepares teachers and supervisors to meet the Pennsylvania Principal PK-12 Certification requirements.

The program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

It is recommended that candidates for PA Principal Certification have an attained master’s degree or enroll in the Master of Education with Principal Certification Program. 

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.


The program start dates are October 22, 2020; February 1, 2021; March 22, 2021; a summer 2021 date will be announced.

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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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