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PreK–12 Administrative I / Principal Certification

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Cabrini University is part of a new ELPIC grant, which enables students to take four courses (EDG 640, 644, 645, and 658 hybrid courses only) in our Principal Certification for free! That means that you can get this certification at a 50% discount. Students admitted into the certification program are eligible for this grant on a first-come, first-served basis once their application is complete. Please follow the regular application process. Please note: our online Principal Certification program is not eligible for this grant.


The Pre K–12 Administrative I / Principal Certification Program is designed for those with a valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or Instructional II Certificate and three years of full-time permanent, contracted teaching experience.

Students may seek certification only or complete the MEd with certification

Certification can be pursued fully online through field work embedded within courses and culminating with a supervised internship.

Cabrini University's program is based on a needs analysis of the requisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions required of outstanding school administrators as identified by superintendents and building administrators in the region. 

It also follows the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Framework for Administrative Certification Programs. 

Principal Certification Courses (24 credits)

  • EDG 640 - The Principalship (30 hours)
  • EDG 644 - Instructional Leadership (30 hours)  
  • EDG 647 - School Law  
  • EDG 643 - Management and Decision Making (30 hours)  
  • EDG 645 - Supervision and Performance Evaluation (30 hours)  
  • EDG 646 - Technology and Communications  (30 hours)
  • EDG 658 - Special Education Administration (30 hours)  
  • EDG 659 - Principal Internship  (180 hours) 

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