The University of West Alabama offers an online Education Specialist in Instructional Leadership. This program provides coursework and high quality education on issues relating to instructional programs and designing and leading them. Fully online, this program gives students an option to gain innovative practices and techniques to take into their workplace.
Valid Class A Professional Leadership Certificate or valid Class A Professional Educator Certificate in Instructional Leadership or one of the other Class A leadership certificate designations
Meet one of the following:
Hold a valid Class A Professional Educator Certificate in Instructional Leadership or a valid Class A Professional Leadership Certificate earned after completing a redesigned program at an Alabama university
Be currently serving as a superintendent, assistant or associate superintendent, assistant to the superintendent, principal, assistant principal, supervisor (any subject and/or grade level), administrator of career and technical education, coordinator, or evaluator
Document three years of employment in an instructional leadership position for which one of the certificates in Rule 290-3-3-.53.01(2)(b) is proper certification according to the current edition of the Subject and Personnel Codes of the Alabama State Department of Education
Demonstrate each of the abilities in the Class A Instructional Leadership standards prior to admission to the Class AA Instructional Leadership program or prior to completion of the Class AA Instructional Leadership program
Three letters of recommendation
Most recent performance appraisals
Evidence of ability to lead student achievement
Evidence of leadership and management potential
Reasons for pursuing the Class AA certificate in Instructional Leadership
Copy of valid Class A teaching certificate
Copy of EXP form Interview
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
This program includes AL teaching certification. Students living/teaching outside of AL should consult their state's certification requirements.
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