Administration Certification without a Master's Degree

PLEASE NOTE: This program is not currently accepting applications.

This program has been designed to engage in coursework that is entirely online. The real world experiences that you will gain will be through your practicum courses, which will also require a site visit by a University of Scranton supervisor. Site visits by University supervisors must be competed prior to students completing their program.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

You must hold a bachelor’s degree in order to take graduate-level courses at The University of Scranton.

Additional Required Materials to Apply as an Administration Certification-Only Student

  • Three letters of reference from former professors, school or district administrative staff, fellow teachers and/or others you’ve worked with in a professional capacity. One of these letters must be from an administrator or supervisor.
  • 1-2 page resume
  • Copy of teaching credential (Private or parochial school teachers who do not hold a valid teaching certificate may submit a letter of confirmation from their school or district administrator.)
  • Signed and dated program plan

For general application requirements, click here.


Online Course Requirements 27 credits

  • ECUI 506 - Curriculum Theory and Development
  • EADM 501 - Educational Administration
  • EADM 506 - Problems in School Administration and Supervision
  • EADM 511 - School Finance
  • EADM 516 - School Law
  • EADM 521 - Principal as Administrator
  • EADM 526 - Principles & Practices of Supervision
  • EADM 531 - Practicum in Elementary School Administration
  • EADM 536 - Practicum in Secondary School Administration
For more information on the curriculum, visit our graduate course catalog.

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    Transferable Knowledge

    Find out how you can use your degree in other areas.

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    Become a Leader

    The Administrative Certification program is designed to prepare principals for grades PK-12.

    Program Features

    Courses Offered on an Eight Week Cycle

    Move through your program at your own pace.

    Experiential Learning

    Complete your practicum experiences with experienced mentors!

    Meet the Program Director

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    Maria Oreshkina, Ph.D.

    Director of Graduate Programs Education Department Chairperson


    MS, Moscow State Pedagogical University Candidate of Pedagogical Science, Moscow State Pedagogical University PhD, The University of Tennessee




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