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 standardsEducate students to achieve 21st century learning goalsMentor and coach teachers in instructional and assessment decision-makingReflect on practice to new action and researchPartner with schools/districts to mentor new leadersDemonstrate competencies: active listening; speaking and writing; team building; and conflict resolutionProgram FeaturesA flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal scheduleNamed one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” preparing today’s educators by U.S. News & World ReportApproved by the Pennsylvania Department of EducationA highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmatesThis program is not currently accepting applications from students living in Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, or Wisconsin. Curriculum School Principal Courses EDUC 522Evaluation of Instruction *3.0EDUC 523Diagnostic Teaching *4.0EDUC 525Multi-Media Instructional Design *3.0EDUC 702School Leadership & Decision Making3.0EDUC 705School Law and Politics3.0EDUC 708Integration of Technology with School Instruction and Management3.0EDUC 710School Finance and Facilities3.0EDUC 712School and Community Partnerships and Relations3.0EDUC 714Instructional and Curriculum Leadership3.0EDUC 715School Principal Internship: Technology1.5EDUC 716School Principal Internship: Finance1.5EDUC 717School Principal Internship: Leadership1.5EDUC 718School Principal Internship: School and Community Relations1.5Total Credits34.0 *Not required for students who pursue the School Principal Certificate without working toward the master's degree.View Course Descriptions 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 DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo 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 Apply today for a School Principal Certification Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.