Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership
Arcadia’s Educational Leadership Certificate provides you with the skills and approaches to improve your leadership and to help make that vision a reality. This certificate program is an ideal course of study for those looking to become system-level leaders as well as those currently in leadership roles who wish to advance their current professional knowledge.
A certificate in Educational Leadership will prepare you for:
- Teaching and executive positions at public and private schools.
- Leadership positions at educational profit and non-profit organizations.
- Leadership positions at community-based organizations that work with public and private schools.
Requirements (15 Credits)
This course examines federal and state court cases, statutes and regulations that affect students, teachers, administrators and other community members involved with schools.
Managing Organization and Change
Explore the principles, theories and realities of managing educational organizations and effectively leading an educational organization through change. This course highlights strategic planning, developing a vision and mission, and promoting continuous and sustained school improvement.
Supervision of Teaching and Learning
This course examines the components of educational leadership that relate to the supervisory process. Both theory and practice are emphasized. The clinical supervision process is highlighted along with a variety of different “walk-through” models of supervision.
Learn how the school business office roles and functions impact the fiscal management, instructional and non-instructional programs and services of schools and school districts. The course includes a study of revenues, expenses, local taxation, tax bases, and federal and state formulas, subsidies and equity issues surrounding the school budgeting process.
Leading Schools with Data-Driven Decision Making
Gain the knowledge and skills to analyze student and school-based data for the purpose of creating an organizational vision and instructional environment that focuses on teaching and learning. The role data plays in standards-based reform also is discussed along with how data can guide the development of a strategic plan that focuses on higher student achievement.
School of Education Graduate Program Information
Teacher Certification Agreements
Pennsylvania has signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement that provides for acceptance of state-approved educator preparation programs between certain states to facilitate educator mobility.
Education Graduate Admission Requirements
For working professionals seeking graduate degrees or certifications, we offer full-time, part-time, online and options to build your own degree.
Graduate Education Program Tuition and Fees
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