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Summer Principals Academy NOLA
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Course Schedule

SPA NOLA is a cohort program enrolling around 45 graduate students each year in a rigorous 14 month, 36-credit program.  Courses are delivered Monday – Friday and some Saturdays, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, over two consecutive five-week summer sessions.  The 450-hour Administrative Internship takes place during the intervening school year, thereby enabling students to complete the internship requirements while maintaining their jobs in their current schools.  The schedule supports the reality of aspiring principals who are currently working teachers, team leaders, department chairs or supervisors who cannot afford to leave their schools or programs to attend full-time.  At the same time, the SPA administrative team, the professional mentor, and the cooperating school principal work together to carefully craft an MOA that meets our high standards of a value-added internship experience.

Summer I

  • ORLA 4001: Introduction to School Leadership and Decision-Making (3 Credits)
  • ORLA 5018: School Leadership for Adult Development (3 Credits)
  • ORLA 5029: Supervision of Teaching and Learning (3 Credits)
  • ORLA 5340: Basic Practicum in Conflict Resolution (3 Credits)
  • ORLA 5532: Program Development: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (3 Credits, Year-Long Course)
  • ORLA 6020: Pro-Seminar in Leadership Development (3 Credits, 2 Summer Course)

Fall Semester

  • ORLA 5532: Program Development: Teaching Learning, and Assessment (Continued from Summer I)
  • ORLA 6460: Internship in School Leadership (6 Credits and 450 Hours)

Spring Semester
  • ORLA 5532: Program Development: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (Continued from Fall)
  • ORLA 6460: Internship in School Leadership (Continued from Fall)

Summer II

  • ORLA 4033: Ethical and Legal Issues in Education Leadership (3 Credits)
  • ORLA 4025: Resource Allocation for Student Achievement (3 Credits)
  • ORLA 5025: The Ecology of Data-Driven Leadership (3 Credits)
  • ORLA 5017: Team Building and Organizational Development (3 Credits)
  • ORLA 6020: Pro-Seminar in Leadership (Continued from Summer I)