Principal Certification

Elementary, middle and high school principals direct all aspects of school operations including the development of educational initiatives, academic polices, compliance with state and federal regulations, human resource and fiscal management.

Developing Dynamic Educational Leaders

Today’s K-12 educational environment requires strategic thinking, planning and effective action. Saint Joseph’s principal certification (K-12) program prepares future educational leaders by providing a strong theoretical foundation in educational administration and opportunities for practical application of that theory in real-life school situations.

The program may be combined with a M.S. in educational leadership and/or with curriculum supervisor and supervisor of special education (K-12) certification programs.

Disclosure Regarding Licensure-Track Programs


The demand for quality education professionals is on the rise. Building upon our existing expertise in this sector, Saint Joseph's University has created a School of Health Studies and Education, which will officially open in the Fall of 2019. Over 40 existing undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs, including this one, will be housed in this school.