ERIC Number: ED248581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-15
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Guidelines for an Internship Program for Principals.
Troy State University in Montgomery, Alabama, has been training principals since 1965. Although a principal internship has always been recommended, it was not actually required of all educational administration graduates until fall 1981. This paper describes the development of guidelines for the principal internship program and presents the new guidelines effective January 1984. Particular features of the program are the inclusion of a learning contract to develop the specific responsibilities of the intern; a letter grade for the internship; and the recommendation that the intern assume full responsibility for the operation of the school over a 3-day or longer period. Appendixes, composing the bulk of the document, contain data on the intern population, a format for interviewing former interns and supervisors, examples of contract items, full text of the internship guidelines, and six sample forms used in the program. (MLF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Troy State University AL Montgomery
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (Knoxville, TN, November 13-15, 1983).