Catalog 2010-2012

Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership

The University of Northern Iowa makes available, in addition to traditional programs, the opportunity for students to earn program certificates. Program certificates provide an alternative to programs leading to a degree, a major, or a minor; they certify that an individual has completed a program approved by the university. For information on the following program certificates contact the Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education or the Office of the Registrar, which serves as the centralized registry.

 

Emphasis: Principalship

This is a post-master's program consisting of a minimum of 37 semester hours leading to the issuance of an Advanced Studies Certificate in Educational Leadership. The purpose of this program is to allow the student to broaden and sharpen her/his skills in competency areas. This is solely for the purpose of gaining endorsement in the Principalship.

The program will consist of a minimum of 37 semester hours in graduate studies in the area of educational leadership and/or related studies.

 

Required:

Educational Psychology: 200:116; 200:1xxg/5xxx (1 hr.) or 200:2/6xxx (1 hr.) or 200:232; or 200:214; and Measurement and Research: 250:205.....6 hours

Special Education: 220:260.....3 hours

Educational Leadership: 270:206; 270:232; 270:245; 270:247; 270:249; 270:282; 270:284.....19 hours

Educational Leadership internship: 270:291 (5 hrs.); 270:292 (4 hrs.).....9 hours

37 hours

 

Emphasis: Superintendency Preparation Program

The superintendent preparation program consists of 33 hours which includes a four hour Seminar in Educational Leadership delivered in three separate segments (2 credit hours, 1 credit hour, 1 credit hour); six 3-credit hour courses, one 2-credit hour course, and 9 credit hours of internship requiring 450 contact hours in multiple school districts.

 

Required:

Educational Leadership: 270:310; 270:311; 270:315; 270:318; 270:319; 270:340; 270:346.....20 hours

Educational Leadership seminar: 270:389 (2 hours, 1 hour, 1 hour/two weekends).....4 hours

Educational Leadership work toward development of internship plan: 270:391.....1 hour

Educational Leadership internship: 270:391.....8 hours

33 hours

 

Internship

The nine credit hours of internship is designed to Aprovide opportunities for candidates to identify and experience the complexities of the superintendency in a structured, accountable manner.

To ensure that candidates have a range of experiences and Athe program provides enough opportunities for candidates to identify and experience the complexities of the superintendency in a structured, accountable manner,@ each course in the Superintendent Preparation Program will have a knowledge module (what the superintendent should know) and a field performance module (what the superintendent should be able to do).

The internship requires a minimum of 450 hours.  The field performance module (course assigned internship activities) requirements are expected to total between 210 and 280 hours.  In addition to the course assigned internship activities, the candidate's Internship Plan will be guided by experience needs of the candidate in the areas of Leader of Learners, Leader of Service, and Leader of Change.

The Internship requires a meaningful long-term (substantial) clinical experience within a district.  This extended experience combines with the performance module (course assigned) internship activities to form the candidate's Internship Plan.

Each candidate will have a lead mentor, approved by the Educational Leadership faculty, who will guide the candidate throughout the internship experience. Even though some clinical experiences may take place in another district or districts, the lead mentor will serve as a sounding board while providing coaching and support.  In addition to the lead mentor, each candidate will have at least one other mentor (mentor with special expertise), approved by the faculty, to ensure diversity of school size, diversity of thought, diversity of expertise, and diversity of experiences. While a candidate may use a mentor from his or her district of employment who meets the Mentor Selection Criteria, the candidate must also have an approved mentor (lead mentor or mentor with special expertise) outside the district of employment.

 

Assessment

A performance‑based program requires evidence that Iowa Standards for School Leaders (ISSL) and 16 superintendent leadership exit proficiencies are met. Standards and proficiencies  must be demonstrated through work products that clearly show skill development and an expansive knowledge base.

The University of Northern Iowa makes available, in addition to traditional programs, the opportunity for students to earn program certificates. Program certificates provide an alternative to programs leading to a degree, a major, or a minor; they certify that an individual has completed a program approved by the university. For information on the following program certificates contact the Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education or the Office of the Registrar, which serves as the centralized registry.