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Center for Educational Leadership Inspired Leaders Program


Inspired Leaders Program Cohort 1


Program Highlights
  • Alternative Pathway for Principal Licensure
  • Cohort Model
  • 16 Month Leadership Professional Development
  • 22 Credit Program
  • Relevant Topics
  • Online and Weekend Deliver
  • Innovative Leadership Development

The Center for Educational Leadership is currently recruiting for Cohort 2 of the Inspired Leaders Principal Licensure Program to start in Spring 2014 at the Cuyahoga County ESC.

Application Deadline: November 20th, 2013

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Program Overview

Cleveland State University's Center for Educational Leadership Inspired Leaders Program is an alternative pathway to receiving principal licensure in 16 months. This innovative leadership education program is under the purview of the Center for Educational Leadership within the College of Education and Human Services.

Participants will receive innovative leadership development around real and relevant topics such as social justice, school reform, leading in 21st century schools, and making global connections. They will also know how to use data and technology effectively, apply research to improve their schools, and manage personnel. They will excel at developing and articulating a vision, making and implementing strategic decisions, influencing public policy, and creating cultures of shared learning.

The Inspired Leaders Program was designed for the working professional, offering each course in a blended model with a weekend (Saturday) and online component. This program is completed in a cohort model in 16 months. With the passage of the praxis exam and the completion of a master's degree, graduates of the Inspired Leadership program will be able to receive a principal license.