Take on a leadership role in your school or district with PennWest’s Master’s in Educational Leadership online degree. This rigorous program will give you the skills and experience you need to create conditions in schools that foster creativity and lead to optimal learning experiences for all students.
Choose from two concentrations – K-12 Principal certification or the Supervisor of Special Education certification. Both are designed to advance your career ─ and while you continue to work full time. Asynchronous classes allow you to work at your own pace, on your own time.
PennWest’s distinguished M.Ed. faculty will mentor and guide you as you deepen your expertise and expand your skills. Among other things, you will learn to be an effective leader in instruction and curriculum development, and become an agent for positive change. Emphasis will be placed on identifying your own personal leadership vision and style, while at the same time learning to lead others.
Upon completion, you will be eligible to sit for the Praxis exam and apply for certification as a K-12 Principal or Supervisor of Special Education. Once you secure a Principal or Supervisor position, you will also then be qualified to apply for PennWest’s Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility program and the Doctor of Education in Educational Administration and Leadership degree.
Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Earn your master’s degree while you continue to work in your current professional capacity.
Hands-on internships further enhance your leadership skills.
Our graduate programs are consistently ranked among the best online programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
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According to bestaccreditedcolleges.org, a variety of positions are available to graduates with a master's degree in Educational Leadership. You could work in elementary, middle, and high schools as well as post-secondary institutions. Depending on your personal interests and goals, you could become a principal, assistant principal or headmaster, an instructional coordinator, an academic department director or supervisor.
K-12 Principal Certification Concentration
Supervisor of Special Education Certification Concentration
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.