The Program

The coursework and field experience allows aspiring principals and principals/assistant principals to acquire and reinforce knowledge of:
• Assessment-Systematic Use of Data
• Tiered System of Instruction and Intervention
• Professional Development/Leadership Routines
• Family and Community Involvement
• School Based Literacy Planning
• Effective Mathematics Lessons: Structure, Content, Organization, Pedagogy, Assessment, and Teacher Feedback
• Elements in Effective Literacy Practice
• “Effective Schools”: Leadership, Teacher Efficacy and Organizational and Classroom Practices
• Disciplinary Literacy
• Special Populations: Compliance Requirements and Administrative Oversight
• Supporting Digital Age Learning
• Systems to Facilitate, Motivate, and Support Staff and Students to Move Toward High Performance.
• Use of Data to Plan and Implement Practical and Effective Practices
• Development of Human Resources: Hiring, Induction, Mentoring, and Evaluation of Highly Qualified and Effective Staff
• Collaboration in Educational Decision-Making
• Legal Aspects that Define Educational and Environmental Aspects of Public Education
• Legal Framework of Public Education Finance: Funding Formula, Funding Concepts, Budgeting, Revenues, Expenses, Contracts, Ancillary Operations, etc.