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2014 Summer Sessions Mascot Name Contest


Cast your vote to name Ship’s 2014 Summer Mascot, and be eligible to win one of four $50 gift cards to the Shippensburg University bookstore!

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PCDE Contact Info

Horton Hall Room 108 
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA, 17257
(717) 477-1502

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Programs in Adams/York County 

Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs

Professional Studies, Healthcare Administration Concentration (BS)
  • Designed to meet the needs of the working adult who has 60 or more college credits.
  • Offered at HACC-Gettysburg and at Dixon University Center in Harrisburg.

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Post-Bachelor's Programs

Advanced Studies in Business Certificate
*Fully Online
  • Allows professionals from various backgrounds to learn how management principles can be applied in any business or organization.
  • Meets the needs of professionals who wish to earn an MBA but lack the necessary course pre-requisites.

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PA Early Childhood Directors Credential
*Fully Online
  • A fully online 9-credit program designed for child care directors in Pennsylvania whose centers are enrolled in Pennsylvania STARS.
  • Students take up to three courses from a selection of six courses.
  • May be taken on a graduate non-degree basis or as part of a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction-Early Childhood Cluster.
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Master's Degree Programs

Business Administration (MBA)
  • Can be completed part-time in two years, taking two courses a semester on one night a week.
  • Courses are taught through personal contact, videoconferencing, and online instruction.
  • A quality program from the AACSB-accredited John L. Grove College of Business.
  • Offered at the York Learning Center

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Post-Master's Programs

Superintendent Letter of Eligibility
  • For those who currently hold an administrative/supervisory position 
  • Only 6-7 courses, depending on student background (5 courses and 2 practicums) 
  • 3 weekends a semester per course 
  • All courses accepted toward the Widener Doctor of Education degree offered at Ship 
  • Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) approved  

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Leadership Residency Program Option
*First of its kind in Pennsylvania!
  • Fully field-based practicum series of six residencies that focus on key leadership competencies and is Act 45 approved 
  • Complete residencies in your home school district in about one year while remaining in your current position 
  • Designed for those interested in the Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility and tailored for those seeking alternative pathways to executive- level certification 
  • Each residency is 4 credits and will be co-supervised by a university faculty member, a practicing expert in the field, and a district-based facilitator/mentor 
  • Only 12 candidates will be selected for the next cohort beginning Spring 2014
  • More information at ship.edu/pcde/Leadership_Residency/
School Administration M.Ed. PLUS Principal Certificate
*Blended Face-to-face and Online
  • 33-credit cohort program allows students to earn both the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and the Principal Certificate at the same time  
  • Complete in years or less 
  • 3 weekends a semester per course 
  • Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) approved

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Supervisory/Principal Certificate
  • For those who have earned a master’s degree and want the principal’s or supervisor’s certificate 
  • Only 6-7 courses, depending on student background  (5 courses and 2 practicums) 
  • 3 weekends a semester per course 
  • Supervisory certificate offered in the following fields: 
    Communication/English, Counseling, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Pupil Services, Reading, Science, Social Studies/Citizenship, Special Education  
  • Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) approved

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For more information contact Shippensburg's Office of Professional, Continuing, & Distance Education at 717-477-1502 or pcde@ship.edu