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Principal Certification in PA


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Pursue our Principal Certification Program in Downtown Pittsburgh

Point Park University's K-12 school principal certificate is an 18-credit, post-baccalaureate program designed for certified teachers who are interested in broadening their career opportunities and moving into administrative positions within schools. This Pennsylvania certification principal certification program can be completed through evening and Saturday classes. 

PA Principal Certification

To be eligible for certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, candidates must have five years of professional teaching experience and pass the required Praxis exams.

Principal Certification Courses

Some of the courses in the principal certification program include:

  • Educational Administration
  • Curriculum, Supervision and Leadership
  • The Principalship
  • Applied Research Practicum

For a comprehensive list of program requirements and course descriptions, see the program guide and course descriptions.

Tuition discount

Students are eligible for Point Park’s tuition discount being offered for all certificate and master's degree education programs. This tuition discount is approximately 47 percent below the standard rate for master's degree programs and 41 percent below the standard rate for certificate programs.

New and returning education certificate and master's degree students will receive this lower tuition rate as follows:

  • Discounted cost per credit: $454
  • Discounted cost for a three-credit class: $1,362

For more details on tuition and fees at Point Park for 2015-2016, please visit our tuition and fees page.

Read our Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program.