2008-2009 Catalog 
    
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2008-2009 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Principal Licensure/Administrator Licensure


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The Curriculum of the Educational Leadership Program has been structured to ensure the appropriate theoretical and professional development of school leaders. The program is designed for individuals who seek Principal or Administrator Licensure through the CDE, or for individuals who wish to serve as non-administrator leaders in the schools and school community. Specific eligibility requirements for licensure should be discussed with a faculty advisor prior to enrollment. The Educational Leadership Program’s underlying philosophy is that quality instructional leaders, whether classroom teachers or administrators, are essential to effective schools.

The curriculum of the program has been aligned with the requirements of the CCHE and CDE, the Colorado standards for principal and administrator licensure, the NCATE Curriculum Guidelines, and the ELCC Professional Standards for School Leaders.

Principal and Administrator Licensure Outcomes

  • The principal models and sets high standards to ensure quality learning experiences that lead to success for all students.
  • The principal behaves ethically and creates an environment that encourages and develops responsibility, ethics, and citizenship in self and others.
  • The principal recognizes, appreciates, and supports ethnic, cultural, gender, economic, and human diversity throughout the school community while striving to provide fair and equitable treatment and consideration for all.
  • The principal is a continuous learner who encourages and supports the personal and professional development of self and others.
  • The principal organizes and manages human and financial resources to create a safe and effective working and learning environment.

Principal Licensure

To be eligible for the Principal Licensure program, an individual must have the following:

  • Eligibility for the MA in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Leadership
  • Documented successful experience as a licensed professional in education
  • Demonstrated motivation and involvement in leadership activities
  • Field recommendations

Principal licensure with an MA degree in Curriculum and Instruction requires 42 credit hours of course work. Individual exceptions can be discussed for students with extended previous course work.

Administrator Licensure

To be eligible for the Administrator Licensure program, an individual must have the following:

  • MA degree from an accredited institution
  • Demonstrated motivation and involvement in leadership activities
  • Field recommendations
  • Completion of an approved Principal Licensure program.

Individual questions about these criteria should be discussed with a faculty advisor.

Administrator Licensure requires nine credit hours beyond the Principal Licensure. Individual exceptions can be discussed for students with extended previous course work.

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