Program Highlights & Benefits
Blended format or 100% online
2 year completion time, including holiday breaks
Finish one course every eight weeks
No weekend classes
Candidates who have a desire to accept the challenges as an educational leader can become eligible for a Principal K-12 certificate. Candidates who already hold an earned master’s degree can enter the program for a master’s degree with Principal certification or for Principal certification only.
What You Learn
The hallmark of students who complete a program of studies in the School of Education at Holy Family University is a love of learning, a passion that manifests itself in two ways. The first is a drive for both personal and professional growth, resulting in the mastery of content to be taught and the pedagogical skills needed to create effective classrooms. The second is an affirmation of the dignity of each human person. Students take the initiative to learn about others and the diverse viewpoints they contribute to society. Their passion for learning is rooted in their deep respect for students, parents, and colleagues; a respect that prompts them to provide the kind of instruction that will maximize student achievement and challenge themselves and others to think deeply about their experiences and their learning. As a consequence, our graduates lead by example and model for their students and colleagues the intellectual and moral rigor that characterizes the very best of educators.
How You Learn
This program is offered in two different formats. There is a blended option or an online option. You will select the option that you prefer.
Blended Option: This is a blended cohort. For three nights out of each 8-week course, a face-to-face class session will be held from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m., the same night of the week for the entire program. These class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically outside of class. You will finish one course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 2 years.
Online Option: This is a fully online cohort. Face-to-face class meetings are not required. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system to participate in online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically. You will finish one course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 2 years.
Upon completion of this program students will have earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership and will be eligible for K-12 Principal Certification in the state of Pennsylvania. Students must pass the PRAXIS exam and have a minimum of three years related experience to earn Principal certification.
Master of Education in Educational Leadership
|EDUC 578*||Legal, Social & Political Issues in the School and Community||3|
|EDUC 580*||Theories in Educational Leadership||3|
|EDUC 505||Research and Evaluation in Education||3|
|EDUC 582*||Supervision and Performance Evaluation||3|
|EDUC 527||Process & Pedagogy of Communication||3|
|EDUC 584*||Practicum I||1|
|EDUC 583*||The Principalship||3|
|EDUC 585*||Practicum II||1|
|EDUC 588*||School Finance||3|
|EDUC 591*||Practicum III||1|
|EDUC 620*||Seminar in Curriculum Development||3|
|EDUC 589*||Seminar in School Leadership||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||30|
This is only an introduction to the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order.
Courses denoted with a asterisk (*) make up the Principal Certification only.