How to Apply

Alvernia provides an advantage of starting the program at your convenience. To begin the admissions process, please complete the online application, pay a non-refundable $50 application fee (may be waived for teachers of partner school districts), and submit the following:

  • Official graduate transcripts from all institutions with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • Valid PA Instructional Certificate I or II 
  • Personal statement discussing your professional goals relevant to school district level leadership (300-500 words in length) 
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation that discuss the applicant’s qualities as educational leader
  • Interview with the Superintendent Letter of Eligibility Program Director

Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility with Ph.D. Program (Education Concentration)

  • If you plan to apply to the Ph.D. Program along with the Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility, scores from a graduate entrance exam, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), may be needed in consideration of an applicant with a Master's Degree GPA below 3.25. 


Mailing Address
Alvernia University
Graduate & Adult Education - Admissions
400 St. Bernardine St.
Reading, PA 19607

Questions? Contact: 

Graduate Admissions



Kelly Burr, M.Ed.

Director of Graduate Enrollment




Graduate Admissions

Francis Hall at sunset
Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility
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