Eastern University's Principal Certification prepares leaders who serve in a variety of school settings. Students learn to become transformational leaders and change agents in their schools and districts through the application of relevant theory to real-world instructional decisions. Students graduate with competency in research-based instructional and leadership practices and the use of critical thinking and ethical problem solving in the role of educational leadership.

Program Details

PA Certification Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements before being recommended for a PA certification in their certification area.

  • An exiting GPA of 3.0
  • Successful completion of course requirements
  • Successful completion of PRAXIS II test
  • Internship (360 hours) in their certification area 
  • Hold an Instructional I or I Certification or an Educational Specialist Certification or Receive Approval by the Education Department
  • 3 years of satisfactory professional experience as a certified teacher or educational specialist 

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State Authorizations

Please check the State Authorizations page to determine if Eastern University’s program fulfills your state credentialing requirements. Students who seek similar credentialing in states other than Pennsylvania are advised to contact the appropriate credentialing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance about credentialing in your state of residence. Additional state or local district requirements may exist for field placements in this state. Out-of-state student placements cannot be guaranteed by the program or the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Students are responsible for following all state and local district requirements and regulations for their field placement.