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 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 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 those pursuing 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 2016-2017 is $894 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1192 per credit) This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. 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 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 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 Any problems? Find help or contact us.