Educational Leadership - Graduate

The Education Division  prepares authentic, knowledgeable, and exemplary school professionals by encouraging inquiry, analysis, creativity, and Christian values. To that end, studies are related to skills, knowledge, values, ethics, and professional standards.

The K-12 Educational Leadership program is committed to excellence in preparing educational leaders. The program provides integrated, rigorous preparation for educational leaders who study on a part-time basis. The courses are designed to support you in your efforts to think systematically about practice, learn from experience, seek the advice of others, draw upon educational research and scholarship, and actively seek out opportunities to grow professionally.

Programs of Study


M.A. in Educational Leadership (Administration Track) 36 credits
M.A. in Educational Leadership (Instructional Track) 36 credits
M.A. in Educational Leadership (ESL Track) 36 credits
M.A. combined with Principal Certification 42 credits
M.A. combined with PreK-4 Certification 60 credits
M.A. combined with Secondary Certification in a content area 45 credits plus any content area-specific requirements
M.A. combined with  PreK-4 and Special Education Certification (PreK-8) 72 credits
M.A. combined with Single Subject Supervisor Certification 39 credits
M.A. combined with Special Education Supervisor Certification 39 credits
Ed.D. in K-12 Educational Leadership 60 credits
Ed.D. combined with Letter of Eligibility 69 credits


  • PreK-4
  • Secondary (7-12)
  • Special Education (PreK-8) (added to existing PA certification: PreK-4 or N-3 or K-6 or 4-8)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Specialist
  • Principal (K-12)
  • Supervisor, Single Area
  • Supervisor, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Supervisor, Special Education
  • Letter of Eligibility (Superintendent) (Candidates seeking initial certification must satisfy a prerequisite of six credits both in Mathematics and English Composition and Literature. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA.)

* All certifications (including course requirements) are subject to change to comply with the most current Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) regulations. At the time you apply for certification, you must be in compliance with the most current university requirements and PDE regulations. If you are seeking Pennsylvania State certification in any specialization area, you must complete all requirements for certification, including state-mandated tests, and submit completed forms to the Certification Officer.

Endorsement Programs

These programs are approved by the PDE, and are added to existing Level I or Level II certifications.

Chair: Thomas A. Compitello, Ed.D.

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