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Leadership Academy Overview

The MCLA Leadership Academy is a cohort model that blends academic content with practical skill and knowledge development. Created to support the advancement of working professionals, the Academy is a low residency model (summer and weekend), with independent and online work assigned between sessions.

Students will earn 30 credits through pre-practicum experiences, six courses, an administrative project, an administrative practicum, and a culminating Leadership Academy Conference. Courses will be taught by nationally recognized educational researchers, and successful school and district practitioners serving in the roles of superintendent, principal, curriculum coordinator, and department leader.

Courses will include a blend of theory and best practices in examining current trends in public education in order to create effective school and district leaders who can ensure the highest quality and most effective learning environments for students. Activities will include reading, writing, discussion, group projects, case studies, simulations, project-based tasks, self-assessment, quizzes/tests, fieldwork, and application of course concepts.