If you aspire to a career as an elementary or secondary school principal, our 27-credit K-12 Principal Certification program will prepare you for taking on an essential leadership role within your district.
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Why Study Educational Leadership at Wilkes?
The Wilkes program is designed to be challenging yet practical for working educators who wish to pursue career paths as administrators within their districts. Our program’s mission is to prepare visionary leaders with demonstrated potential to fill the need that exists within public schools for qualified principals to improve the achievement of all students. We believe that a strong foundation in educational leadership and implementation of research-based practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment can lead to better educational outcomes.
What Will You Learn as an Educational Leadership Student?
- You’ll explore essential administrative skills needed to make decisions, and
- After building upon a foundation of the principal’s role as an educational leader, you’ll take courses in school law, school management and communications, and staff development and supervision.
- You’ll have the ability to apply your knowledge and gain experience as part of an administrative internship and applied research project.
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