Delaware Valley College developed the Educational Leadership program with practicing educators in mind. The program blends sound educational theory, authentic learning experiences, attention to the needs of our students and a faculty of practicing educational leaders.
The goal of this program is to provide teachers with the experience and skills necessary to become Pennsylvania or New Jersey principals or supervisors of curriculum. DelVal offers graduate students the opportunity to learn from some of the region's top academic administrators. Our program helps transform classroom discussions and experiences into real-world professional skills.
Delaware Valley College's Educational Leadership
program offers graduate students a concentration in either School Administration and Leadership or Instruction, Curriculum and Technology. Students in either concentration are required to complete a core curriculum of nine courses, in addition to a concentration core curriculum and certification course requirements.
Master of Educational Leadership
Core Course Requirements (nine courses):
- GE-6015 Introduction to Statistical Data and Research
- GE-6055 Human Development, Communication and Learning
- GE-6030 Theory and Application of Educational Administration
- GE-6070 Instructional Leadership and Supervision
- GE-6220 School Law and Labor Relations
- GE-6035 Supervising Diverse Groups and Student Populations
- GE-6060 Organizational Development, Change Theory and Staff Development
- GE-6115 Principles, Methods, Development and Assessment of Curriculum
- GE-6130 School Community Relations
Master of Educational Leadership Concentration Course Requirements (two courses): School Administration and Leadership Courses
- GE-6140 School Personnel Administration
- GE-6240 School Finance
Instruction, Curriculum and Technology Courses
- GE-6080 Foundations of Instructional Technology for Teaching and Learning
- GE-6155 Design, Development and Assessment of Instruction
Certification Course Requirements:
In order to be certified, the student must complete the following additional course:
Candidates for certification/license ONLY (not those seeking the Master's degree) must have their transcripts and materials evaluated for course needs. All candidates for either administrative or supervisory certification must provide for their state department of education evidence of five years of successful professional school experience at the time certification is requested.