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The Superintendent Letter of Eligibility Program prepares PK-12 education leaders to advance their career to the school district level. The program leads to the certification required for appointment and commissioning as Superintendent PK-12. The coursework may be applied to the Ph.D. in Leadership (education concentration) Program

Program highlights:

  • once a week courses
  • tuition deferment and payment plans
  • learn from educational researchers and PK-12 educational leaders
  • Act 45 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, 2023 & Jan. 16, 2024.

Read more about:

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



Timothy Matlack
Why Choose Alvernia?
"Alvernia’s Superintendent Program — grounded in the educationally vital Franciscan values of service and collegiality — arms future school district leaders with a robust blend of research-based theoretical knowledge and practical leadership applications, building the capacity for transformational decision-making." — Timothy Matlack, Alvernia graduate and lecturer, and Director of Teaching and Learning at Tulpehocken Area School District
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Admission Requirements