Considered the leading principal certification program in Pennsylvania, this one-year program is designed for experienced educators who aspire to be elementary or secondary school principals.
Our one year program for working educators includes:
We are now accepting applications for the summer 2020 cohort. Classes will be offered in July after July 4 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Exact session dates will be posted in January. Morning and afternoon sections will be offered based on enrollment.
New Principal Certification students begin in the summer session. EDAD 756 is completed on campus during July. The first internship is in the fall semester. The second and final internship is in the spring semester. Internship take place at the candidate’s school district.
IUP campus, Indiana, Pennsylvania
All materials must be completed by April 15.
EDAD 756 (three credits) is the primary coursework associated with this program. This class meets face-to-face in the summer on IUP’s main campus (Indiana). Following the successful completion of the course, students register for two separate internships,
completing one internship each of two semesters. If this sequence is followed, the program can be completed in one calendar year.
Seminar topics target leadership in a learning organization, ongoing professional development in strengthening school culture, and the necessity for continual curricular improvements. In addition, the topics of integration of electronic resources, supervisory
strategies, inclusive practice, school policy, state and federal law, safety, labor relations, facilities management, human relations, and community involvement will be considered.
IUP is dedicated to the preparation of outstanding educational leaders who see themselves as both scholars and practitioners. This particular program reflects the expectations that aspiring principals:
Principal Certification Program: For Current Students
Dr. Susan Sibert
Davis Hall, Room 328
Principal Certification Program Handbook
Graduate course catalog
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