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Principal Certification Program Receives Program Approval

After compiling the results of two independent reviews, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has granted program approval for the IUP Principal Certification Program. PDE indicated that the program meets state standards in all areas.

Reviewers noted that:

  • A unique characteristic of the program is a performance orientation, which has served as the foundational core of the program for more than twenty years.
  • There are numerous indications of strong student interest.
  • Data-informed decision making is a key component of the institution's curriculum.
  • Student achievement is the focus of the instructional leadership strategies.
  • All seven of the on-campus instructors have earned doctorates in related educational fields, and all have previous teaching and/or administrative experience in public school settings. As a group, they have authored an impressive list of books and professional journal articles, made numerous conference and workshop presentations, and served on a wide variety of dissertation defense committees.

Office of Teacher Education

Posted on 11/22/2010 1:57:46 PM

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