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School District Leadership (Transitional D) Advanced Diploma

The Advanced Diploma program in School District Leader (Alternative Certificate - Transitional D) is a 30-credit program for exceptionally qualified individuals from other fields who already hold a master's degree and are able to demonstrate the nine essential characteristics of effective leaders as a result of exemplary prior service for at least three years in a leadership position. This program leads to professional certification as School District Leader.

Required Courses - 30 Credits

  • EDL 602 - The Principalship: Operational Models for Effective Schools 3 cr.
  • EDL 604 - Curriculum and Instruction for School Leaders 3 cr.
  • EDL 607 - Application of Technology for Instructional Leaders 3 cr. (for students taking the full-time internship)
  • EDL 703 - School Law 3 cr.
  • EDL 708 - Human Resource Management 3 cr.
  • EDL 710 - Research, Assessment, and Data Analysis 3 cr.
  • EDL 802 - Building Effective School Board and Community Partnerships 3 cr.
  • EDL 806 - Leader as Change Agent 3 cr.
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  • EDL 809 - Superintendency: Systems Management, Decision Making and Ethics 3 cr.

Internship

Students have a choice of completing the 400-hour internship on a part-time basis over two semesters (6 credits) or on a full-time basis in one semester (3 credits).

  • EDL 963 - Internship in School District Leadership (Full-Time Internship) 3 cr.
  • EDL 964 - Internship I in School District Leadership (Part-Time Internship) 3 cr.
  • EDL 965 - Internship II in School District Leadership (Part-Time Internship) 3 cr.