Master of Education in School Administration: Curriculum
The 30-credit Master of Education degree includes all requirements for certification as a K-12 school principal. If you already have a master's degree, you may complete certification requirements through our K-12 principal certificate program [internal link to 8.3.12 K-12 Principal Certificate] without completing the entire master's program. Instead, you would only need 24 credits.
Get a description of each of Cal U’s Graduate School Administration courses from our Course Catalog.
All students note: Completion of an approved certification program is a requirement for certification in Pennsylvania. In the certification process, the University informs the state that a student has completed the University's state-approved program. The state then reviews the student's credentials and determines eligibility for certification. We encourage all students to contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education before beginning Cal U's program for further information about certification requirements in Pennsylvania.
Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the degree.
Master of Education in School Administration: 30 credits
COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL STUDENTS:
ADP 641 – School Community Relations Seminar(3 credits)
ADP 647 – Orientation and Assessment (3 credits)
ADP 621 – Curriculum Leadership Using a Standards Aligned System (3 credits)
ADP 661 – Educational Leadership (3 credits)
ADP 631 – School Law and Ethics (3 credits)
ADP 626 – Instructional Leadership & Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms (3 credits)
ADP 670 – Internship : Part 1 (3 credits)
ADP 670 – Internship : Part 2 (3 credits)
The following 6 credits are for students seeking a Master of Education Degree with K-12 Principal Certification:
ADP 664 – Supervised Field Project/Leadership (3 credits)
ADP 673 – Supervised Field Project/Research and Evaluation(3 credits)