Principal Preparation Program
Graduate College of Professional Studies
The PLU Administration Certification program is a 12 month program built and advised by current district practitioners. The program provides candidates with the practical knowledge and skills they need to lead a school community in a responsive and results-oriented way.
Rigorous coursework and clinical experiences lead to the development of a Culminating Professional Portfolio which includes practical performance-based documentation of candidates’ knowledge, skills, dispositions and professional behaviors.
This practitioner focused program is lead in a cohort-based model by knowledgeable faculty and local practitioners. It connects theory, research and practice in an intertwined and interdependent web.
- Instructional Leadership – With a focus on best practices, candidates will learn how to support achievement of all students, evaluate instruction and lead learning.
- High-Touch – Small cohorts allow for individualized coaching, engaged discussions and meaningful feedback.
- Balance – The simultaneous internship paired with coursework allows for interns to practice theory while reflecting on leadership effectiveness.
- Convenient Schedule – Summer courses are held in the evenings to accommodate interns who are working throughout the day. During the regular academic year, courses are held 1 to 2 evenings per week in the fall semester and less frequently in the spring.
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