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Educational Leadership with K-12 Principal Certification

Wilkes University

12 months
517 USD/credit 15510 USD/year
517 USD/credit 15510 USD/year
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The Educational Leadership with K-12 Principal Certification program of Wilkes University allows students to pursue the MS in Educational Leadership degree in a convenient web-based format, augmented by field experiences in the participants' school districts under the supervision of the course instructor and mentoring principal.

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About the Program:

The Educational Leadership with K-12 Principal Certification program of Wilkes University is approved by the PA Department of Education and is designed to meet PA Department of Education competencies for K-12 principals.

The program consists of 27 credits to become eligible for the PA K-12 Principal Certification with nine additional credits to attain the Master of Science in Educational Leadership.

Online Orientation Session:

The EDLS Online Program begins with a half day intense online preparation for school leadership. During the online orientation, students will be familiarized with the program requirements and be given an overview of the courses, field work, and related academic requirements that form the base of the EDLS experience. The orientation also gives students a chance to form connections with cohort members in the EDLS Online Program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Administrative Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Special Education Programming and Administration 
  • Evaluation of Educational Programs 
  • School Law for Principals 
  • School Management and Communications 
  • Staff Development and Supervision 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a new application for admission to the EDLS program at Wilkes using the online application
  • Two Recommendation Letters: one Professional and one Leadership
  • Official Transcripts
  • Copy of Teaching Certificate
  • One page essay on your Educational Philosophy
  • One page essay on "How Principals Shape Learning in Their Schools"

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 517 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    15510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 517 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Wilkes Barre

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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