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School Principal with Special Education Leadership

This path of study is designed to prepare future leaders with the tools and knowledge to effectively lead special education programs and issues within a school setting.

The School Principal Certification and Special Education Leadership concentration leads to the Supervisor of Special Education Certification and Principal Certification. The 49-credit dual certification program fulfills the requirements for both Pennsylvania Department of Education approved certifications and a master’s degree.

Curriculum

Core Master's Courses - 9 credits

Code Name Credits
EDUC 530 Advanced Techniques in Instruction and Assessment 3.0
EDUC 533 Virtual Learning 3.0
EDUC 537 Learning Disabilities II 3.0
EDUC 608 Intercultural Learner 3.0
EDUC 714 Instructional and Curricular Leadership 3.0
EDUC 804 Studying Educational Organizations and Programs 3.0
EDUC 813 Educational Issues Seminar 3.0

Core Certification Courses - 40 credits

Code Name Credits
EDUC 702 School Leadership & Decision Making
3.0
EDUC 705 School Law and Politics
3.0
EDUC 708 Integration of Technology with School Instruction and Management
3.0
EDUC 710 School Finance and Facilities
3.0
EDUC 712 School and Community Partnerships and Relations
3.0
EDUC 714 Instructional and Curriculum Leadership
3.0
EDUC 715 School Principal Internship: Technology
1.5
EDUC 716 School Principal Internship: Finance
1.5
EDUC 717 School Principal Internship: Leadership
1.5
EDUC 718 School Principal Internship: School and Community Relations
1.5
EDEX 710 School Law & Policy in Special Education
3.0
EDEX 712 Instructional & Curriculum Leadership in Special Education
3.0
EDEX 714 Development, Supervision, & Support: Special Education Leadership
3.0
EDEX 716 Organization & Administration of Special Education
3.0
EDEX 721 Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Special Education Leadership
1.0
EDEX 722 Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Instructional Leadership
1.0
EDEX 723 Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Collaboration & Personnel
1.0
EDEX 724 Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Finance & Management
1.0

Candidates are required to complete 300 internship hours for the Supervisor of Education Certification and 400 internship hours for Principal Certification. Eligibility for Pennsylvania Special Education Leadership certificate requires verification that the candidate has completed five years of relevant professional experience.

Eligibility for the Pennsylvania Principal certificate requires verification that the candidate has completed three years of relevant professional experience. All courses must be completed with a grade of “B” or better.