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  • School Principal Certification

    Overview

    The accredited online PA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12 was designed to develop school leaders who can:

    • Lead schools collaboratively to solve complex problems in a framework of leadership standards
    • Educate students to achieve 21st century learning goals
    • Mentor and coach teachers in instructional and assessment decision-making
    • Reflect on practice to new action and research
    • Partner with schools/districts to mentor new leaders
    • Demonstrate competencies: active listening; speaking and writing; team building; and conflict resolution

    Program Features

    • A flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal schedule
    • Named one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” preparing today’s educators by U.S. News & World Report
    • Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
    • A highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmates

    This program is not currently accepting applications from students living in Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, or Wisconsin.

    Curriculum

    School Principal Courses 
    EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction *3.0
    EDUC 523Diagnostic Teaching *4.0
    EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design *3.0
    EDUC 702School Leadership & Decision Making3.0
    EDUC 705School Law and Politics3.0
    EDUC 708Integration of Technology with School Instruction and Management3.0
    EDUC 710School Finance and Facilities3.0
    EDUC 712School and Community Partnerships and Relations3.0
    EDUC 714Instructional and Curriculum Leadership3.0
    EDUC 715School Principal Internship: Technology1.5
    EDUC 716School Principal Internship: Finance1.5
    EDUC 717School Principal Internship: Leadership1.5
    EDUC 718School Principal Internship: School and Community Relations1.5
    Total Credits34.0

     

    *

    Not required for students who pursue the School Principal Certificate without working toward the master's degree.


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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
      • One letter must come from the principal of the school where the applicant has worked.
      • This recommendation must speak to your presentation skills and experiences in leadership roles within a K-12 school setting as well as any skills that would have a strong bearing onyour success as a school leader or administrator.
    • An essay describing why you're interested in pursuing this program
      • Include two paragraphs briefly describing your educational philosophy and how principals shape learning in K-12 schools.
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $868 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1157 per credit)

    This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

    This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.

     

    Academic Calendar

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2015     

    September 21, 2015

    December 5, 2015

    December 7, 2015

    December 12, 2015

    Winter 2016 

    January 4, 2016

    March 14, 2016

    March 15, 2016

    March 19, 2016

    Spring 2016 

    March 28, 2016

    June 6, 2016

    June 7, 2016

    June 10, 2016

    Summer 2016 

    June 20, 2016

    August 29, 2016

    August 30, 2016

    September 3, 2016

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