School Principal K-12

The School Principal Program is designed to develop those competencies for a school principal that will enable him or her to work with other professional personnel in designing and carrying out effective programs in elementary, middle, and secondary schools.  These competencies are further developed under program approval guidelines that describe the role of the school principal in the following general areas:

  • as an advocate for elementary, middle, and secondary education
  • as an educational leader
  • as an educational supervisor
  • as a coordinator of relations among community and professional staff
  • and as an executive manager.

School Principal Program studies are centered around research-oriented discussions, class and online activities, field experiences, personal study, and written work.  Instructional certification and experience is a prerequisite. 

The School Principal Program meets principal certification requirements in Pennsylvania and is designed to meet Ohio principal licensure requirements as well.  The educational leadership programs were developed in accordance with the standards of the National Associations of Elementary and Secondary Principals and the American Association of School Administrators.

Requirements for M.ED. in Educational Administration (No Principal Certification)


Successful completion of:

  • 10 specified courses (30 semester hours)
  • Comprehensive examination

 

Requirements for M.ED. in Educational Administration with PA Principal Certification for K-12


Successful completion of:

  • 10 specified courses (30 semester hours)
  • EAD 980: Internship in Administration and Supervision (3 semester hours)
  • Comprehensive examination
  • Pass the Praxis Exam 1011 (School Leadership Licensure Assessment - SLLA)

 

Ohio Certification


Westminster's School Principal Program meets principal certification requirements in Pennsylvania.  The program is designed to meet Ohio principal licensure requirements, but licensure is subject to changing Ohio standards, Ohio Department of Education ODE transcript analysis, and testing requirements.  In some cases, additional coursework may be required to meet Ohio state standards.

For more detailed information on the School Principal Program, including individual course requirements, consult the Principal Program Handbook.

 

Off-Campus Cohort Option

The School Principal K-12 Program is also available in a cohort format. You can learn more about this program and view off-campus locations here.

Lisa Lindeman For more information, contact Lisa Lindeman in the Graduate Information Office at (800) 433-0373 or via email.