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The Rocky Mountain College Master of Educational Leadership degree is an accelerated program that prepares students to become school principals or superintendents for grade school K-12. The program prepares students by combining coursework and intensive internship opportunities. Between hands-on, online, and internship-based practice, students will be well prepared for an educational leadership role upon graduation. The program incorporates state and national standards for educational leadership and is based on Effective School Research.
The program is designed to be one year in length, and requires 34 course hours. It begins with a five-day residential seminar in August, and concludes with a five-day residential seminar the following June. Candidates will be full-time students, taking classes in the evenings in Billings, Montana, or online via VisionNet. All courses will have online components, regardless if course is taken in class or online. Students will also complete two internships, one for each semester.
The program is designed for candidates whom already possess teaching certificates and are actively teaching grades K-12. In order to be considered for acceptance, applicants must have three professional letters of recommendation: one from their current principal, one from a peer their principal chooses, and one from a peer the applicants choose themselves. Also needed for acceptance is a copy of the applicant's valid teaching certificate.
Application, resume with defined career goals (4-7 pages), transcript from most recent institution, three (3) professional letters of recommendation, photocopy of valid teaching certificate, and a successful interview with faculty.
Accreditation & Licensing
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Minimal residency requirement.
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