We developed this 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 principals or supervisors of curriculum. DelVal offers graduate students the opportunity to learn from some of the region's top academic administrators. In fact, 90% of our faculty are practitioner based. You will be taking courses from the people you work for, district by district. We engage district administrators so that you have the opportunity to shine in front of the people you current work for, or want to work for.
Our program helps transform classroom discussions into real-world professional skills, through a series of intense professional studies and experiences related to the student's chosen career path. The acquisition of skills offers students the opportunity to expand their understanding of the learning and leadership theories while pursuing the advanced credentials. By combining knowledge with experience, DelVal's programs prepare students to function as informed, inquiring and skilled teachers and leaders within the field of education.
In addition to earning a master’s degree, students can complete the required courses and fieldwork to apply for state certification in School Administration or Supervisor of Instruction and Curriculum. For those who already holding a master’s degree, but need additional coursework for certification, a reduced-sequence program option is available.
DelVal can advance your teaching skills and expand your professional credentials in a format allowing you to maintain career-personal life balance:
• Accelerated seven-week, one night per week course schedule; six terms per year
• Part-time or full-time enrollment with late afternoon on-campus or online options
• Certified local educational professionals and Delaware Valley College instructors for all classes
• The option to have your school district host a cohort, an affordable and convenient opportunity for districts and their faculty