Principal Leader Doctoral Certificate

Students completing the Principal Leader Certificate at Saint Joseph’s University will be automatically endorsed by our university in their application for the PA School Leader Endorsement. As such, the Principal Leader Certificate outlined in this mandate follows the curriculum, program structure and learning objectives proposed by NCEE and approved by PDE.

Objective 1.1: Students will acquire qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research skills as a tool for collecting and using data for leading change and making decisions in their fields.

Objective 2.2: Students will demonstrate the ability to apply a theoretical framework or empirical study to a problem of practice, as well as the capacity to reflect on the efficacy of their decision-making.

Objective 3.1: Students will develop the capacity to participate in and lead inclusive cultures in their field.

Objective 3.2: Students will develop critical analysis skills and practices around the role of social justice in equity-minded change.

Objective 4.1: Students will develop an understanding of the impact of historical, political, and contextual perspectives on their professional practices.

Objective 4.2: Students will develop the capacity to apply effective leadership practices in their field, including mission, strategic planning, finance/operations, learning design, and communications. 

EDL 822Collaborative Data Discourse3
EDL 824Coaching: Support Action Learn3
EDL 826Coaching New Principals3
EDL 828Case Study Writing and Portfol3
Total Hours12