The goal of the program is to prepare students to apply for principal certification by earning 18 credits in Educational Leadership coursework. Successful completion of course work required for the iPrin Certificate partially fulfills Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requirements for principal certification. This curriculum has been approved by PDE. Note that some states have reciprocity with Pennsylvania and may recognize completion of course work leading to certification. A U.S. student should check first with their state about reciprocity before applying to the certificate program. International students can enhance their professional credentials by earning the certificate and may be qualified to manage and lead a U.S.-based school overseas.
Effective Semester: Fall 2014
Expiration Semester: Spring 2019
Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 General Admissions Standards. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.
Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.
Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 for courses counting toward the certificate.
|EDLDR 559||School Improvement||3|
|EDLDR/C-S 560||Principles of Instructional Supervision||3|
|EDLDR 568||The Principalship||3|
|EDLDR 576||The Law and Education||3|
|EDLDR 579||Financial Management for Schools||3|
|EDLDR 595||Internship (Principal Internship)||3|
Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.