If you want to step into a leadership position at an urban school, the urban principalship program can help you reach your goal. You can choose to pursue both a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and building level administrator certification for the state of Indiana, or focus solely on building level administrator certification.
The urban principalship master’s program will provide you with training in leadership practice. Strategies used include reflective opportunities, action research, integrated course content, educational rounds, mentoring, and coaching.
It also emphasizes the skills you need for success in this era of accountability, including training in relationship building, collaboration, data analysis, and systems thinking.
You will spend a lot of time preparing for your future career in school sites to give you greater interaction with school-based problems and issues.
The culminating experience for the program is a capstone, which incorporates portfolio evidence, reflective analysis, and performance based assessment through inquiry projects.
Urban principalship program structure
This master's program can be completed in two calendar years—or 14 months, if you already have a building level administrator's license.
It combines online classes with two intensive summer experiences—one week each calendar year. It also requires you to complete a practicum at your school site.