Gwynedd - Mercy University

Gwynedd Mercy University

Online Master of Science in Educational Administration – K-12 Principal Certification


1325 Sumneytown Pike

Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Online Master of Science in Educational Administration K-12 Principal Certification

Format: Online

Program Description:

As an educator, you work to make a difference in the lives of your students. But if you feel called to take up a leadership position and make a difference in the direction of your school, you need to pursue a professional qualification that will prepare you for the challenges involved. K-12 educators looking to become principals can study online with Gwynedd-Mercy College (GMC) to earn their Master of Science in Educational Administration. This selective 39-credit master’s degree program, intended for veteran teachers and administrators, includes the K-12 Principal Certification necessary to compete for administrative leadership positions in Pennsylvania schools. Comprehensive Preparation for School Leadership The online MS in Educational Administration at GMC is designed to produce graduates with the theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills that effective educational leaders need. Course topics in our master’s degree program include: • Finance and budgeting for schools • Regulatory, legal, and ethical considerations • Fostering community and business support • Developing school initiatives and programs that work • Curriculum development • Identifying teacher talent and nurturing effective teams of educators Upon graduation, you should be prepared to manage and lead a K-12 institution as both an administrator and change agent. A Supportive Educational Environment for Master’s Degree Students Gwynedd-Mercy College is listed as one of U.S. News & World Report’s best colleges in the north. That’s because we focus on providing a quality education that meets Pennsylvania Department of Educational standards, grounded in an ethical world view. To ensure you benefit from personal attention, we offer small class sizes led by experienced, credentialed instructors. Our online course formats work with, not against, your busy professional schedule, for an educational experience that is convenient as well as constructive. Ready to Begin? If you’re ready to take the first step towards your career goals as an educational administrator or principal, don’t wait. Contact a Gwynedd-Mercy College admissions advisor today to learn more about our online master’s degree programs in education.


Gwynedd-Mercy College and all programs at GMC CLL are fully accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Higher Education; approved for Operation and Degree Granting by the Commonwealth of PennsylvaniaDepartment of Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University II

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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