M.S.; M.Ed., Ph.D.; D.Ed.
Graduate work in the Educational Leadership program encompasses two major strands or paths. The first strand focuses on those who want to engage in a wide variety of leadership roles within and directly affecting schools and districts. These roles include, but are not limited to teacher leadership, instructional leadership, principal leadership, and district-level leadership. This strand may also lead to certification and/or letters of endorsement in supervision, the principalship or the superintendency. The second strand focuses on those who want to exercise leadership roles in educational policy arenas and/or engage in educational research. Possible roles include: intermediate unit officials, state and federal agency administrators and staff, professors of educational administration, and research and development personnel. The principalship certification is also available at Penn State Great Valley and Penn State Harrisburg.
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