Thursday, April 18th, 2024

MU Offers New Educational Leadership Program

The new certificate program at Millersville will benefit school superintendents and education organization leaders.

Beginning in Summer 2024, Millersville University will offer a new post-master’s Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership. These courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the Superintendent Letter of Eligibility for those who qualify, and all courses will count toward the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University as well.

Dr. Ann Gaudino, professor in the Educational Foundations department and program founder, shares, “We are thrilled to continue the long legacy of developing educational professionals at Millersville University. We will be training the school superintendents and education organization leaders of tomorrow.”

This graduate certificate is a resource for the department to help the education workforce develop their skills and credentials, learning more about how to best assist today’s learners in the classroom.

“Those in the education workforce, particularly K-12 educators, are facing a myriad of new challenges,” says Gaudino, “the Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership is a cutting-edge program to help educators become both scholars and practitioners with a doctoral degree.”

These skills include advanced-level leadership, resource leadership, governance, instruction and learning, equity and inclusion, and facilities and technology. The program also caters to a wide variety of professionals, including school principals looking to attain their superintendent licensure, teachers, counselors, University faculty and administrators or other education professionals.

While the courses will be taught online by Millersville faculty, learners will complete internship hours in person in educational institutions with mentors to gain hands-on experience. This one-year certificate program is offered during the summer, fall and spring semesters. Those who are interested may begin in any semester.

For more information about the Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership, please visit

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