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 resolutionOnline Open HouseView our archived online open house to learn more about the program.Program 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 classmatesState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Required Courses EDAM 702School Leadership & Decision Making3.0EDAM 705School Law and Politics3.0EDAM 708Integration of Technology with School Instruction and Management 3.0EDAM 710School Finance and Facilities3.0EDAM 712School and Community Partnerships and Relations 3.0EDAM 714Instructional and Curriculum Leadership 3.0EDAM 715School Principal Internship: Technology 1.5EDAM 716School Principal Internship: Finance 1.5EDAM 717School Principal Internship: Leadership1.5EDAM 718School Principal Internship: Relations1.5Total Credits24.0View 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)A state-issued teaching or counseling certificate Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application 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 2017-2018 is $921 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1228 per credit) This program is eligible for Financial Aid.Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the School Principal Certification Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.