Candidates for the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership PK-12 Principal Certificate program are typically required to complete 33 credits in order to earn their Masters degree, while 30 credits are required for those candidates seeking the PK-12 Principal Certification only.
Graduate students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students who do not take classes in either the fall and/or spring semesters will be considered inactive in MyHusky. Students are required to contact their Academic Advisor or Graduate Program Coordinator with their request to be reactivated. Their request is then forwarded to the Graduate Office, who will process the reactivation. Students have six calendar years to complete their chosen degree or certification program.
Upon acceptance, students desiring to transfer credits may make this request upon application to their chosen program. Upon approval, degree students may transfer up to a maximum of nine semester hours or parallel courses (determined by BU) from accredited institutions. These courses will be applied towards completing the degree requirements of the program. However, no courses will be transferred in which a grade less than a B was earned. Pass/fail grades are not acceptable.
Pennsylvania Requirements for Certification
- Provides verification of three years of relevant professional experience. For the purpose of this section, relevant professional experience is “professional experience in an educational setting that is related to the instructional process.”
- Completes a Pennsylvania-approved, graduate-level principal certification program that includes an internship/practicum or an equivalent out-of-state program. A 3.0 program Grade Point Average (GPA) is required.
- Provides evidence of satisfactory achievement on the Pennsylvania required test.
Please see the PDE website for additional requirements for PDE certification and for any updates as certification requirements may change over time.