This program is designed for practicing professionals who have already completed an M.A. in Education and initial licensure for the principalship. The cohort-based program is designed to provide intense and in-depth examination of the elements of advanced educational leadership and central office administration. The program keeps as its focus Maryville’s intentional development of leaders who function in a school system designed to prepare citizens for a democracy. Candidates proceed through the program taking six hours each semester.
This unique 42 credit program allows leaders to complete the capstone research project during the 2 1/2 year sequence of courses, focusing on a project with a demonstrable impact on one’s school and/or district. All coursework and internship experiences are designed to focus upon the critical aspects of leading a community of learners. Professionals can sit for the national exam for the superintendency upon completion of the program.