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ERIC Number: EJ1080940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1556-763X
Quality M.Ed. Principal Licensure Degrees + Conscientious Students = Leader Principals
Guillaume, Cindy; Vitucci, Alanna
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2015 n1 2015
Effective educational leadership at the principal level positively correlates with quality classroom teachers and improved student achievement (Portin et al., 2009). It also fosters a caring, supportive and inter-connected environment that inspires students and engages teachers (Seashore et al., 2010). Preparing competent, effective, and caring principals, via an online program, is the goal of Northcentral University's (NCU) 36-credit hour "Master of Education with a specialization in PK-12 Principal Leadership (M.Ed./PLCS) degree." NCU's M.Ed./PLCS program aligns with research completed by the Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education (VAL-ED), which found that the six most important leadership responsibilities of a principal were: planning, implementing, supporting, advocating, communicating and monitoring (Porter et al., 2008). Furthermore, the M.Ed./PLCS specialization program is fully aligned with several sets of policy documents and standards on the national, state, and local level, including the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) as well as the Professional Administrative Standards authored by the Arizona Department of Education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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