Certifications in Educational Leadership

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The Department of Educational Leadership at Saint Joseph's University offers several courses of study leading toward Principal Certification (K-12), Curriculum Supervisor Certification (in one or more content area), and Supervisor of Special Education Certification. Upon completion of the program, students can apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education to obtain the certification sought in their course study. Students can apply for more than one certification if they complete a program leading toward multiple certifications.

Students interested in a program of study leading toward the Principal Certification K-12 or the Curriculum Supervisor Certification need five years of full-time teaching experience by the time they apply for certification to the Pennsylvania Department of Education at the completion of their program at Saint Joseph's University.

All the certification options offered in the Educational Leadership program can be also completed as part of either a master's or post master's program of study.

Principal Certification K-12 (27 Graduate Credits)

EDL 660 Measurement and Evaluation of Instructional Outcomes

EDL 665 Administration, Organizational Culture, and Planned Change
EDL 670 Educational Leadership and Human Resource Development
EDL 680 Law and American Education
EDL 685 Seminar in Administration of Curriculum and Instruction
EDL 690 Managing Financial and Material Resources
EDL 695 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar I (2 credits)
EDL 696 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar II (2 credits)
EDL 697 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar III (2 credits)
SPE 620 Fundamentals of Special Education Practices for School Leaders 

 

Curriculum Supervisor Certification (27 Graduate Credits)

EDL 660 Measurement and Evaluation of Instructional Outcomes
EDL 665 Administration, Organizational Culture, and Planned Change
EDL 670 Educational Leadership and Human Resource Development
EDL 675 Curriculum Development & Practice in Public and Private Schools
EDL 680 Law and American Education
EDL 685 Seminar in Administration of Curriculum and Instruction
EDL 690 Managing Financial and Material Resources
EDL 695 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar I (2 credits)
EDL 696 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar II (2 credits)
EDL 697 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar III (2 credits)

 

Principal Certification K-12 & Curriculum Supervisor Certification (30 Graduate Credits)

EDL 660 Measurement and Evaluation of Instructional Outcomes

EDL 665 Administration, Organizational Culture, and Planned Change
EDL 670 Educational Leadership and Human Resource Development
EDL 675 Curriculum Development & Practice in Public and Private Schools
EDL 680 Law and American Education
EDL 685 Seminar in Administration of Curriculum and Instruction
EDL 690 Managing Financial and Material Resources
EDL 695 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar I (2 credits)
EDL 696 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar II (2 credits)
EDL 697 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar III (2 credits)
SPE 620 Fundamentals of Special Education Practices for School Leaders 

 

Supervisor of Special Education Certification (24 Graduate Credits)

EDL 665 Administration, Organizational Culture, and Planned Change
EDL 670 Educational Leadership and Human Resource Development
EDL 675 Curriculum Development & Practice in Public and Private Schools
EDL 690 Managing Financial and Material Resources
SPE 621 Law, Policy and Procedures for the Special for the Special Education Supervisor
SPE 622 Administration and Supervision of Special Education Programs
SPE 623 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar (3 credits)
SPE 624 Advanced Supervision and Curriculum Fieldwork/Seminar (3 credits)

 

Principal Certification K-12 & Supervisor of Special Education Certification (36 credits)

EDL 660 Measurement and Evaluation of Instructional Outcomes
EDL 665 Administration, Organizational Culture, and Planned Change
EDL 670 Educational Leadership and Human Resource Development
EDL 680 Law and American Education
EDL 685 Seminar in Administration of Curriculum and Instruction
EDL 690 Managing Financial and Material Resources
EDL 695 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar I (2 credits)
EDL 696 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar II (2 credits)
EDL 697 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar III (2 credits)

SPE 620 Fundamentals of Special Education Practices for School Leaders 

SPE 621 Law, Policy and Procedures for the Special for the Special Education Supervisor
SPE 622 Administration and Supervision of Special Education Programs
SPE 623 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar (3 credits)

Curriculum Supervisor Certification and Supervisor of Special Education Certification (33 credits)

EDL 660 Measurement and Evaluation of Instructional Outcomes
EDL 665 Administration, Organizational Culture, and Planned Change
EDL 670 Educational Leadership and Human Resource Development
EDL 675 Curriculum Development & Practice in Public and Private Schools
EDL 685 Seminar in Administration of Curriculum and Instruction
EDL 690 Managing Financial and Material Resources
EDL 695 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar I (2 credits)
EDL 696 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar II (2 credits)
EDL 697 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar III (2 credits)

SPE 621 Law, Policy and Procedures for the Special for the Special Education Supervisor
SPE 622 Administration and Supervision of Special Education Programs
SPE 623 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar (3 credits)

 

Principal Certification K-12, Curriculum Supervisor  & Supervisor of Special Education Certification (39 credits)

EDL 660 Measurement and Evaluation of Instructional Outcomes
EDL 665 Administration, Organizational Culture, and Planned Change
EDL 670 Educational Leadership and Human Resource Development
EDL 675 Curriculum Development & Practice in Public and Private Schools
EDL 680 Law and American Education
EDL 685 Seminar in Administration of Curriculum and Instruction
EDL 690 Managing Financial and Material Resources
EDL 695 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar I (2 credits)
EDL 696 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar II (2 credits)
EDL 697 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar III (2 credits)
SPE 620 Fundamentals of Special Education Practices for School Leaders 

SPE 621 Law, Policy and Procedures for the Special for the Special Education Supervisor
SPE 622 Administration and Supervision of Special Education Programs
SPE 623 Advanced Fieldwork/Seminar (3 credits)