Application deadline is February 15, 2014 for the Fall 2014-2015 student cohort.
The Accelerated School Leadership Program is a rigorous degree program designed to prepare educators for a variety of leadership positions in pre-K through grade-12 public, charter, private secular, and religious schools. The curriculum is designed in accordance with Texas principal certification requirements and national standards for principal preparation.
To this end, the program offers the following unique features.
- Comprehensive Academic Leadership component: A series of courses focused on the core domains of instruction as well as special programs such as fine arts and Special Education.
- Field-based projects (internship experiences) integrated throughout the program and completed on each student's campus of employment.
- Quarter system enabling students to complete the M.Ed. program in 13 months as part of a cohort.
- A focus on ensuring that all graduates have the knowledge and skills to evaluate the impact of their leadership on the schools in which they serve.
Frequently Asked Questions
This 45-credit-hour program begins in June with 2 courses and a one-week internship. Each 7-week module in the fall and spring consists of four 2-credit courses, including a field studies course (internship activities on the student’s campus of employment). During the fall and spring academic terms, classes meet for approximately 4 hours on Wednesday evenings and all day on Saturdays. During the final summer, EDU 6391 meets 4 days per week, and the Portfolio Seminar meets on an as-needed basis.
This program offers reduced tuition, and merit-based scholarships are available. Students are eligible to apply for financial aid for the fall, spring, and final summer terms.
Lee Alvoid, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Department Chair
Gail Hartin, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Program Director
W. Les Black, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor
Leanne Ketterlin-Geller, Ph.D., Associate Professor
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