A Building Level Administrator’s Program cohort of 25 students commences each fall. The selection process for each cohort includes a background check, verification of a teaching license and master’s degree in any area with a minimum 3.00 GPA, completion of an application and questionnaire, phone interview measuring leadership competencies, and a finally a face-to-face behavioral interview evaluating leadership actions.
The program will be delivered as a part-time, cohort-based model. During the first 12 months of the three-year program, curriculum will be delivered through a combination of on-site sessions, supplemental reading, research, and extensive collaboration among participants. The remaining 24 months will be structured as a mentor program.
The mentor program consists of ongoing professional support after each participant obtains a school leadership position. Leadership assessment, support, and educational research (LASER) teams comprised of Academy mentors, site-based personnel, and business, civic, and governmental executives will provide energetic assistance, counsel, and support that will culminate in explicit and quantifiable improvement in student learning.
All candidates who successfully complete the Academy program are eligible for an Indiana K-12 Building Level Administrator’s license.