Educational 领袖ship with K-12 Principal Certification

Effective leadership is needed in PK-12 education. 如果你热衷于领导 school change and educational advocacy, MG游戏官网's Master of Science in Education with a major in Educational 领袖ship with PK-12 Principal Certification prepares you to take on leadership roles within your 区 and advance to the next level 在你的职业生涯.


项目类型 格式 学分
硕士学位 校内或网上 27-36

Why Study Educational 领袖ship at Wilkes?

Our online master’s degree in educational leadership is designed for working educators who desire advancement in the PK-12 environment. MG游戏官网所有的课程都是为你准备的 success in an administrative role and empower you to effect meaningful change in your 区. In a recent program review, 100% of our students passed the School 领袖s Licensure Assessment  on the first attempt.

Wilkes’ online master’s degree in educational leadership is approved by the PA Department of Education and is designed to meet PA Department of Education competencies for PK-12 校长.

课程      入学要求    程序清单

What Will You Learn as an Educational 领袖ship Student?

  • All students begin the program by completing ED 517: The Principal as Educational 领袖. This prerequisite course develops a strong foundation for your continued studies in what it means to be an effective leader within your 区.
  • You’ll explore how administrative leadership plays a role in curriculum and instruction, special education, and evaluation of educational programs. 你还会学到 essential laws and regulations for 校长.
  • You’ll learn school management and communication best practices, as well as staff development and supervision techniques that can improve outcomes.
  • You’ll discover how technology leadership, intercultural communication, and educational research play a role in advancing the field forward.




All coursework is online, giving our students the flexibility they need to complete the program while actively working in their 区s.


All of our program instructors are also practitioners who can offer real world experiences and actionable insights you can begin applying in your current position.


Our coursework incorporates field experiences within your own 区 that introduce you to what it’s like to work as a school leader under the supervision of your instructor 和指导校长.

At Wilkes, I feel like a student and not a number. Even though I’m doing the majority of my classes online, I still feel like I’m part of the family.

Kyle Linko - Welding Technology Instructor

学费 & 援助

Graduate education tuition for the 2021-2022  academic year is $522 per credit, or 1566美元/课程. 学费 deferment is available for employers who reimburse tuition at the end of a course and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

职业生涯 & 结果

Graduates of our online educational leadership program are well prepared to take on administrative roles within their 区s. Many go on to service in their 区 as administrators at the Principal or Vice Principal level while others pursue more specialized careers in technology, special education, or curriculum.

Outside of leadership within individual school 区s, graduates may also explore government or nonprofit roles in policy development or advocacy that can affect meaningful change in the educational system as a whole.

Job Titles: Principal, Vice Principal, Assistant Principal, Special Education Director, 课程 Director, Building Principal, Education Director, Instructional Coordinator


Certification and Program Completion

Consistent participation in the cohort will enable students to become eligible for PA PK-12 principal certification and to attain the Master of Science in Educational 领袖ship degree, which consists of 36 credits. Students who currently hold a master’s degree are eligible for the certification only option after completion of the 27 credit 认证项目.

Candidates will be recommended to the PDE for K-12 principal certification upon the completion of the 27-credit 认证项目 as listed below:

  • Successful completion of the EDLS Online Program of study, which includes fulfilling the required 360 hours of supervised field and intern experiences in K-12 schools as embedded in the program of study
  • A passing score on the School 领袖ship Licensure Assessment for principal certification (Test Code 6990- Passing Score is 151)
  • Three years of professional school experience at the time of application for certification
  • Submission of completed TIMS online application for certification


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