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Administrative credential program available

Program to combine practical experience and excellent instruction toward credential

"Effective school-site administrators play a key role in student achievement. Over the next decade, as baby boomer principals and assistant principals retire and student enrollment increases, California will be challenged to recruit a sufficient number of well-qualified administrators to lead its schools.”
- REL West Research Digest Spring 2011

Administrative credential program Over the next five years, it is expected that schools in California’s Central Valley and Inland Empire will have the greatest need for new administrators. In response to the projected need, the New Teacher Development Program is offering an Administrative Credential Program in partnership with San Joaquin County Office of Education and the Teachers College of San Joaquin. The program will offer a Tier 1 administrative credential for a cohort of candidates forming in January 2012. The credential can be obtained in approximately 12 months. A masters degree in Educational Leadership and School Development is also being offered through the program.

According to program manager Donna Glassman-Sommer, “This innovative program is based on practical, hands-on experience and excellent leadership instruction.” During the program, candidates will experience day-to-day administrative responsibilities as they serve 20 days at a school site with support from a mentor administrator. For more details, educators can attend one of the upcoming informational meetings scheduled for September 21 and October 18. For information or reservations, call Donna Glassman-Sommer or Mary Enevoldsen at (559) 624-1035.