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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

    Online Open House

    View our archived online open house to learn more about the program.

    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

    State 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 Making3.0
    EDAM 705School Law and Politics3.0
    EDAM 708Integration of Technology with School Instruction and Management 3.0
    EDAM 710School Finance and Facilities3.0
    EDAM 712School and Community Partnerships and Relations 3.0
    EDAM 714Instructional and Curriculum Leadership 3.0
    EDAM 715School Principal Internship: Technology 1.5
    EDAM 716School Principal Internship: Finance 1.5
    EDAM 717School Principal Internship: Leadership1.5
    EDAM 718School Principal Internship: Relations1.5
    Total Credits24.0

    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)
    • A state-issued teaching or counseling certificate

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application 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 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 AlumniMilitary 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!

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