Path to Leadership: Required Coursework
Problem-based curriculum Modules provide a research and theoretical base for understanding leadership, schools as organizations and the role of the school leader in driving school change to improve student learning. The Modules that make up the Path to Leadership curriculum include:
Module 2: Visionary Leadership for Educational Change and Improvement
Module 3: Elements and Evaluation of Highly Effective Instruction
Module 4: Improving Instructional Programs and Learning for All Students
Module 5: Creating a Safe and Orderly Environment for Student Learning
Module 6: Principles of Public School Law
Module 7: Facilitation of School Improvement
Module 8: SLLA Test Preparation
Field Experience (current administrators may be exempt from internship hours, depending on experience)
The program’s eight Modules are facilitated in an online environment in collaboration with Michigan Virtual University (MVU). The 400-hour field experience (if applicable) is face-to-face and school-based. All instructors and mentors are respected members of the K-12 education field who hold certification and advanced degrees.
All applications are individually evaluated and an IDP is created for each candidate. Previous graduate-level and above coursework, provided portfolio samples and exemplary ELAS test results are taken into consideration for possible exemption from Modules.