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Principal Certification Required Courses

The Principal Certification program at Penn State consists of six specific courses (see below) consistent across the University Park and Harrisburg programs. These courses cover both the mandatory national standards and the PDE certification requirements. The main themes present throughout the PCP courses include, diversity, professional development, instructional leadership, ethical and moral leadership, school improvement, change processes, and social justice. All courses are offered online through World Campus with a varying number of courses offered at University Park and Harrisburg campuses.

Required Courses

EDLDR 559--School Improvement
EDLDR 560--Principles of Instructional Supervision
EDLDR 568--Principalship
EDLDR 576--The Law and Education
EDLDR 579--Financial Management in Schools
EDLDR 595A--Internship for Principals