The Accelerated School Leadership Program is a rigorous 30 hour 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.
• Instructional Leadership Courses with a focus on Literacy and STEM
• Field-based projects (internship experiences) integrated throughout the program and completed on each student's campus of employment
• A cohort model allowing the student to complete the M.Ed. program in 14 months.
• 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.
This program begins in June and ends the following July. During the fall and spring academic terms, students take courses, plus an internship (Field Studies). The Field Studies course each semester involves internship activities on the student's campus of employment. During the final summer, students take one additional course and complete their Capstone paper.
This program offers reduced tuition and merit-based scholarships are available. Students are eligible to apply for financial aid.
Roxanne Burleson, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Program Director
W. Les Black, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor
Leanne Ketterlin-Geller, Ph.D., Professor
Skip Moran, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty
Alexandra Pavlakis, Ph.D. Assistant Professor