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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jul 24, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

K-12 Principal Certificate

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The University of Pittsburgh K-12 Principal Certificate program is built to provide candidates with knowledge, skills, dispositions, and experiences to prepare them to lead equitable and just learning environments for children and school communities.  The 18-credit online format will provide working professionals with a flexible learning environment. The courses approach learning from an equitable stance and consider the interplays between health, wellness, and human development. The program includes an internship component that will furnish candidates with highly practical, real-world experiences with accomplished, practicing principals from a variety of school communities.  Various career preparation and exposure activities are also included in the program to ensure that candidates are prepared for a successful start to their school leadership career.  This program has the approval of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


The following courses are required for the certificate.

Total Credits: 18

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