Lourdes University launches ‘Principal Academy’

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Thursday, 03 January 2013 04:00
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SYLVANIA—Lourdes University is launching a new Educational Leadership concentration known as the “Principal Academy” in its Master of Education (MEd) program this semester.

Michael French, director of Lourdes University's Master of Education program, instructs a group of students. (Photo courtesy of Lourdes University)
Michael French, director of Lourdes University's Master of Education program, instructs a group of students. (Photo courtesy of Lourdes University)

The Principal Academy at Lourdes is designed to help school districts identify and develop future educational leaders. Graduates are to help fill a growing need for school administrators who can provide effective and visionary leadership in the challenging climate of education today.

“The Master of Education in Educational Leadership will round out our programs in graduate education,” says Michael Smith, dean of the School of Education & Human Services. “We already offer MEd concentrations in Teaching and Curriculum and P-12 Reading, as well as graduate endorsements in Early Childhood, P-12 Reading and Teacher Leader. The Principal Academy will provide those teachers seeking principal licensure in Ohio a pathway to doing so.”

Another unique component of Lourdes’ Principal Academy is the partnerships that are to be developed between Lourdes and area schools and school districts including Anthony Wayne, Perrysburg, Sylvania and the Catholic Diocese of Toledo.  Together they are to work to support quality field-based learning and clinical experiences for future leaders. The program also includes an ongoing mentorship in which students are paired with area school administrators who are to provide support and guidance throughout the curriculum and into the first year principal experience. Upon completion, graduates are to have the credit hours and courses required to sit for the Praxis II Exam for Educational Leadership.

For more information, visit www.lourdes.edu/gradschool or contact Carolyn Jaksetic, Director of School and Educational Partnerships, at 419-824-3661 or cjaksetic@lourdes.edu.

Central Catholic

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 January 2013 19:27
 
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