Online Master of Science in Educational Administration – Dual Certification in Principal and Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction

Dual Certification Educational Administration
Be prepared to take charge in any avenue of educational administration with our dual concentration Online Master of Science in Educational Administration. This all encompassing program will allow you to earn both your Supervisory Certification in Curriculum and Instruction as well as your K-12 Principal Certification.
With our most well-rounded Master of Science in Educational Administration, you’ll be prepared to step up as a principal and to steer curriculum and instructional development in an administrative capacity at a K-12 school. For a total of 39 credits, you can complete all the coursework required for both certifications and will be fully prepared to make the most of your master’s degree.
K-12 educators interested in developing advanced skills in curriculum and instruction while also looking to become principals can study online with Gwynedd Mercy University to earn their Master of Science in Educational Administration.

Become a Well-Rounded Leader

For only 6 credits more than our single concentration degree, earning both your Supervisory Certification in Curriculum and Instruction and your K-12 Principal Certification will help you stand out by helping you become a more marketable candidate. As you navigate the challenges that come with being a leader in education, earning both certifications will help you excel in the ever changing 21st century landscape. Additionally, our courses provide emphasis on virtual instruction and diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as social and emotional learning. This online MS in Educational Administration at Gwynedd Mercy University is designed to provide graduates with the theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills to be successful as an educational leader.

*Certification: This program was designed to meet the certification requirements of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If you reside in a different state, you should carefully review your home state’s certification requirements prior to enrolling in this program.


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A Comprehensive Online Master’s Degree to Prepare You for The Future

Whether you think you might want to become a principal in the future or want to add a focus on curriculum as you pursue your principal certification, the dual concentration program is the perfect way to earn both certifications at once and get the most out of your MS in Educational Administration.

Gwynedd Mercy University aims to provide a practical, applicable professional education grounded in an ethical worldview. Our online educational environment isn’t just designed to deliver a quality educational experience, it also provides the same supportive atmosphere as our on-campus courses.

In our online MS in education programs, you’ll benefit from small class sizes guided by instructors with relevant experience and credentials. You’ll have the opportunity to share your perspective with like-minded classmates and take part in learning experiences that teach practical strategies you can put to work right away.


This Master of Science in Educational Administration degree with dual certification consists of 39 credits.

EDU 570 Research Skills for School Leadership
EDU 571 The Principalship
EDU 572 Curriculum & Instructional Supervision
EDU 573 School-Community Relations
EDU 574 School Law and Policy Issues
EDU 576 Human Resources and Staff Development
EDU 577 School Resources Management
EDU 578 Educational Leadership and Equity
EDU 579 Current Issues in Education
EDU 595 Practicum I: Leadership in School Administration
EDU 596 Practicum II: K-12 Principalship
EDU 619 Instructional Leadership & Technology
EDU 622 Practicum II: Supervision of Curriculum & Instruction
To review course descriptions, please refer to the graduate catalog.


Who Can Apply

Applicants must provide proof of at least five years’ experience in an instructional setting or be able to demonstrate that they will have completed at least five years by the time they finish the MSEA and apply for certification.

Applicants who already have a master’s degree and wish to earn a Principal Certification and a Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction certification only may apply to our post-master’s certification program.

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Ready to prepare for a career in educational leadership? Call 844-707-9064 or email to contact an admissions counselor about our online master’s degree programs in educational administration. You also can also request more information today!