Eastern’s new 100% online MEd in Educational Leadership prepares teachers to become leaders and change agents in their schools and districts. The dynamic curriculum covers current practices, compares those to leading national and international exemplars and inspires students to think critically about the role of educational leaders today. While earning an MEd, complete coursework (including an internship) toward your Principal or Single Area Supervisory Certification.

Program Details

PA Certification Requirements

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

  • Experience
    • Single Area Supervisor: 5 years of satisfactory professional experience as a certified teacher in the supervisory certification area
    • Principal: 3 Years of satisfactory professional experience as a certified teacher in the supervisory certification area
  • An exiting GPA of 3.0
  • Successful completion of course requirements in their certification area
  • Successful completion of the Educational Leadership PRAXIS II test 
  • Successful completion of 360 hours of internship under the supervision of a mentor certified in your desired certification area

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State Credentialing

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. Students are responsible for following all state and local district requirements and regulations for their field placement.