PennWest has a strong legacy in the field of Education. Whether we are training future teachers or providing advanced certificates and degrees for school leaders, you can be sure we are teaching best practices so our graduates are well-prepared to meet the future needs of students entrusted to their care.
If you already have a master’s in Educational Leadership or a related field, you can now earn a post-master’s Educational Leadership certificate online and receive additional opportunities to develop your own leadership style and acquire skills you need to take your career to the next level. Hundreds of web-based students around the world have taken advantage of our nationally recognized programs in Educational Leadership. Will you be next?
The Principal certificate and Superintendent Letter are accredited by CAEP, nationally recognized by ELCC and approved by PDE. The Supervisor of Special Education certificate is accredited by CAEP and approved by PDE.
Hands-on internships in your field further enhance your leadership skills.
Earn a post-master's certificate 100% online, at your own pace.
Our graduate programs are consistently ranked among the best online programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Varies by certificate program
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a consistent need for educational leaders in the U.S. They project about 22,100 openings for elementary, middle and high school principals each year, on average, over the decade.
Principal Certificate and Supervisor of Special Education:
Principal K-12 (Certification Only)
Supervisor of Special Education Post-Master's Certification
Superintendent Letter of Eligibility Certification
Should include Administrative Certification (i.e. Principal’s K-12 Certification) or Supervisory Certification (i.e. Curriculum Supervisor, Special Education Supervisor). Applicants should review PDE guidelines to assure they can meet certification requirements.
Note: At the completion of the program and upon application for endorsement for certification from PDE, you will be required to provide verification of completion of the required years of relevant administrative/supervisory experience from your district as per PDE guidelines. Currently this requirement includes “evidence of six years of satisfactory school experience, of which three must be in a supervisory or an administrative capacity.” Also, applicants must currently hold an administrative/supervisory position in order to be able to meet internship requirements and PDE certification guidelines. Please refer to the PDE website for the most current details to assure you can meet the work service requirement.
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.