The Master of Education in Educational Leadership with Principal Certification is a 39-credit program designed for educators who seek to obtain Principal PK-12 (Administrative I) Certification required for an assistant school principal or school principal position. The program coursework maybe applied to the Master of Education in Educational Leadership or Principal (PK-12) Certification  Programs. 

Program highlights:

  • blended format combines online and once a week on campus courses
  • learning from experienced PK-12 educational leaders
  • $516/credit tuition rate, aligned with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) institutions
  • tuition deferment and payment plans
  • rolling admissions
  • Act 48 credits
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 is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The program starts on Aug. 21 & Oct. 12 in 2023; Jan. 16, Mar. 7, May 13 & July 8 in 2024.

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Questions? Contact:

Kelly Burr, M.Ed.

Director, Graduate Enrollment

610.796.8296 (phone),  610.796.8367 (fax)


Elena Lawrick, Ph.D.

Director, Educational Leadership Programs


Corey Jones Wyomissing principal
Why Choose Alvernia?
"Teaching educational leadership classes at Alvernia is the best professional development I do to enhance relationship-building between students, teachers and administrators. As a school administrator, learning from other professionals in the educational field is vital for developing strong leadership skills.” — Dr. Corey Jones, Wyomissing High School Principal and Alvernia adjunct professor