Clinical Experiences in School Leadership Internship

Students in the School Leadership concentration must complete the Clinical Experiences in School Leadership courses, which are designed to fulfill the internship requirements for those seeking Pennsylvania’s Principal Certification or the Certification for Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction. Completed over one year, this internship serves as a bridge between university coursework and the world of professional practice in the school community. Students engage in administrative work under the direction of an on-site mentor (an administrator or supervisor) in a school district either where the student is employed or in another district.


The Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy is designed to produce the next generation of leaders in education, with expertise in the complexities of urban environments. 

Potential career paths include the following. 

  • Assistant principal 
  • College provost
  • Dean of students or faculty
  • District administrator
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Principal
  • Supervisor of curriculum and instruction

Career Services


Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Educational Leadership and Policy MEd may include the following examples.


Median Salary*

Distance Learning Coordinators

$85,450.00 (2019)

Education Administrators, Elementary & Secondary School

$96,400.00 (2019)

Instructional Coordinators

$66,290.00 (2019)

Social and Community Service Managers

$67,150.00 (2019)

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) as of June 04, 2020.