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Temple's Vocational Administrative Director Certificate program is organized around the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Expectations for Professional Education for School and System Leaders. The program is aligned to the Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) standards-based continuing professional education program. Leaders who complete this program will:
Through Temple's program, you will develop the leadership practices and skills necessary to:
Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses include a project-based-learning component that is typically conducted in the candidate’s school. Students must complete three projects for each course that will require the application of course content in a real life setting. Students work closely with their school’s director in carrying out the projects. Each candidate submit a letter from their Administrative Director indicating that they are willing to serve as the student’s mentor and to acknowledge an understanding of the project based component of the program.
The program consists of nine courses, offered online, and an internship. Candidates must complete the courses (or their equivalent) with no less than a 3.0 GPA to be accepted into the internship/seminar part of the program. Students must complete the application and receive notification that they are officially accepted before they can enroll in coursework.
Upon completion of the program, candidates must complete a Council of Educators (COE) Review. The COE is a performance assessment in which an Administrative Director and the Leadership Program Coordinator review a candidate’s competence in the program competencies and assess the overall quality of the culminating project that the candidate completes during the internship.
For Vocational Director, students are required to successfully complete the Praxis Assessment #6011 - School Leaders Licensure Assessment. Visit the ETS site for the most-current testing requirements.
Candidates who complete all program requirements, hold no less than a master’s degree, and meet other Pennsylvania certification requirements will be recommended for the Vocational Administrator Certificate.
The Administrative Director’s program is a graduate level program that can be completed as a stand-alone certification program if a candidate holds a graduate degree. If, however, a candidate does not hold a graduate degree, he/she must apply and be admitted into the Career and Technical Education MSEd program in order to be awarded the director’s certificate.
Individuals seeking admission to the program must:
The minimum requirements for admission to the program are:
Center for Professional Development in Career and Technical Education
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Ritter Hall Room 372
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091