ERIC Number: ED315871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
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The Reform of School Administrator Preparation: The Kentucky Principal's Internship Model.
Cline, H. D.; Richardson, M. D.
In response to the growing need for highly competent school administrators, Kentucky has mandated an administrator preparation program to reflect recommendations specified by the University Council for Educational Administration and reforms advocated by other national organizations. Designed to provide prospective principals with an appropriate knowledge base, the Kentucky Assembly's set of 1988 guidelines requires 3 years' teaching experience, a master's degree, and a minimum of 18 semester hours of coursework in 8 major areas. Candidates are required to complete an internship or employment as a practicing principal. After completing a certification program at the university, a candidate is issued a permit for the internship. During the internship, the candidate is monitored by the local school district and the university and given temporary certification for 1 year to complete the internship. Unsuccessful candidates are given another chance, if school districts are willing to hire them as principals. Successful completion entitles the candidate to certification for an additional 4 years. During this time, supplemental coursework must be completed. The primary focus of the internship program involves the opportunity for supervised practice and the framework for demonstration of competence. The program provides prospective principals with employment opportunities, allows closer coordination between school districts and universities, and establishes a network benefiting all parties. (Four references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky