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Master of Science in Educational Leadership

Program Details

The MS in Educational Leadership degree from Wilkes University is presented in a convenient web-based format, augmented by field experiences in the participants' school districts under the supervision of the course instructor and mentoring principal. Courses cover topics such as:

  • Administrative Leadership in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Special Education Programming & Administration
  • Evaluation of Educational Programs
  • School Law for Principals
  • School Management & Communication
  • Staff Development & Supervision


  • At least three years of full-time teaching or certified professional experience
  • Two letters of recommendation from the applicant's school district of employment, dated within the last 18 months, and submitted by individuals familiar with the applicant's professional abilities and potential to perform as a principal. One letter must be from a supervisor in the place of employment
  • Official sealed transcripts in original envelopes
  • Copy of teaching certificate
  • Educational philosophy essay (1 page)
  • Essay "How Principals Shape Learning in Their Schools" (1 page)

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


This program is designed to enable students to become eligible for PA K-12 principal certification. Students should check their local school district's rules and regulations to ensure compatibility.