The Master of Education in Educational Leadership with K-12 Principal Certification program is designed to enhance the scholarly and professional development of classroom teachers who aspire to gain an administrative position. Aligned with the general standards and specific program guidelines by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the program helps candidates meet Pennsylvania certification requirements in K-12 educational administration.
The program’s curriculum prepares future educational leaders to interact successfully with students, teachers, parents, school board members, and the community at large.Students graduate with both their Master of Education and Principal Certification at the same time, thus increasing their marketability.
- 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 provides professional educators with a broad-based knowledge of leadership in the field of education, whether for an administrative position or for a classroom teacher serving in a leadership capacity (such as a department chair, committee head, or community leader).The curriculum includes both historical and current knowledge of legislation, laws and research findings, existing and emerging theory, and methods of assessment. Students learn to encourage respect and social responsibility through the mastery of theory, fundamental techniques, and research-based best practices.
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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 Leadership Programs