MCLA Leadership Academy: New Program Cohort
We are pleased to announce a Leadership Academy Summer 2013 cohort for educators seeking administrative licensure. In December 2011, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) approved new administrative leadership standards. MCLA has developed a program framework that reflects these new standards and we are in the process of seeking ESE approval. Our advisory team has spent a considerable amount of time over the last six months developing courses and experiences that build upon a successful and rich tradition of summer residency-based leadership development.
Our goal is to prepare candidates to serve as highly effective leaders of schools and districts. Leadership Academy graduates will be able to: shape a vision of academic success for all students; create a climate hospitable for education in schools and the community; cultivate collaborative leadership with faculty and staff; improve curriculum and instruction; and manage people, data, and processes to foster continuous school improvement.
Below is an overview of our tentative program sequence. We will run pre-practicums, as we have in the past, beginning in April or May. These 1 credit hour experiences require no face-to-face time with MCLA faculty, but serve as opportunities for students to investigate, respond to, and improve school-based processes and outcomes. The research collected in these pre-practicums will be used during the first summer residency.
Licensure Courses (30 credits, 500 hours of field work)
Late Spring 2013 (online)
o Data and Equity Audit (1credit)
o Educator Evaluation (1 credit)
o Educational Policy and Standards (1 credit)
Summer 2013 (15 day residency - July 8 - 22)
o Leading Schools in Context: Vision and Values in Education (3 credits)
o Data Analysis and Action Planning (3 credits)
o Supervision for High Impact Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
Fall 2013 (online, one residency weekend, and site-based)
o Introductory Internship and Administrative Project (4 credits)
o Organizing Schools for High Impact Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
Spring 2014 (online, one residency weekend, and site-based)
o Building School and Community Partnerships that Improve Student Outcomes (3 credits)
o School Law (2 credits)
o Capstone Project (3 credits)
Summer 2014 (four day residency)
o Leadership Academy Conference (3 credits)
MCLA "intends to seek ESE approval" of this program of study under the new state licensure standards and regulations.
MCLA reserves the right to unilaterally add, withdraw, or revise any course offerings of the above mentioned program of study including policies, requirements, and fees.