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School Principal K–12 Degree

The School Principal graduate program at Westminster in PA 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 high 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 on 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.

 


Related Documents

Principal Program Handbook


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


The Master in Education Administration degree from Westminster requires 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


The Master in Educational Administration degree with a Pennsylvania certification from Westminster requires 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 6011 (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.