Director of Pupil Personnel Certification

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Program Highlights & Benefits

100% online cohort

Less than 1 year completion time, including holiday breaks

No GRE required for some programs

No weekend classes


The Director of Pupil Personnel program is designed for certified teachers with a Master’s degree in Education. A concentration in any field in the Master’s degree in Education will meet the qualification for acceptance to this program.

What You Learn

For teachers that wish to move to a more administrative role at the district level but do not desire to become a principal or a superintendent, the Director of Pupil Personnel certification offers a unique opportunity. A Director of Pupil Personnel can positively impact the barriers students face outside of the academic day that inhibit their ability to achieve in school. Management and implementation of the available resources to assist students is a focus for this position, along with district wide professional development needs and deliveries that result in student achievement. District personal management can also be a component to this role, as teachers with a Director of Pupil Personnel certification often manage the Human Resources Department of a district.

How You Learn

These classes are fully online. The first phase of the program is four 7 ½ week courses. The second phase is an internship that requires a full semester of classwork and field hours. Face-to-face class meetings are not required, and you will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system to participate in online activities which include assignments and project implementation based on your duties within your current employment.

Career Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Level I coursework, a recommendation will be made for Certification for Director of Pupil Personnel.

Degree Requirements

Level I

EDA 750Introduction to School Leadership by Leading Teaching and Learning3
EDA 752Human Resources Leadership3
EDA 754Administration Pupil Personnel3
EDA 756Principles of School Safety3
 Total Program Hours for Level I12

Level 2 (6 hours required for 5 year renewal) – Complete 6 hour Capstone Project in Instructional Leadership

EDA 758Internship in Ed Leadership – DPP6
 Total Program Hours for Level II6
Please Note:

This is only an introduction of the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order.