Instructional Leadership – Advanced Leadership Studies (Level II)


The Instructional Leadership – Advanced Leadership Studies (Level II) program is designed for certified teachers who hold a Master’s degree in Education, with concentration in Instructional Leadership, and wish to earn certification as a Principal in the state of Kentucky.

What You Learn:

There is a critical need across the state of Kentucky for quality principals. According to the Kentucky Occupational Outlook 2014 published by the Education Cabinet Department of Workforce Investment Office of Employment Training, there are an average of 116 job openings per year as an educational administrator at the elementary and secondary level. The Level II Instructional Leadership Certification program is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and strategies to take on a leadership role within P-12 schools in order to transform teaching and learning within diverse settings. This is done in order to positively impact student achievement for all students, and practical application and implementation of school leadership is the focus. We endeavor to prepare competent educator leaders who will be known, individually and collectively, by their exceptional qualities of leadership, and who will, in turn, cultivate similar qualities in those they teach and lead.

How You Learn:

These classes are fully online. Two three hour courses will be offered in a 15 week format. Although clinical educators from the college and/or your professor will provide on-site support and assistance periodically throughout each class, face-to-face class meetings are not required. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system to participate in online activities which include assignments and project implementation based on your duties within your current employment. Following this schedule, you will complete the Level II program in two semesters.

Career Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Leadership Studies (Level II) coursework, a recommendation will be made for Certification for Instructional Leadership - Principal, grades P-12.

Degree Requirements:

Level II : Advanced Coursework for Instructional Leadership – School Principal
EDA 616 Special Topics in School Leadership: Leadership and Management 3
EDA 618 Special Topics in School Leadership: Instructional Leadership, Assessment, Collaboration and Climate 3
  Total Number of Credits for Advanced Leadership Studies - Instructional Leadership (Level II): 6

NOTE: This is only an introduction of the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order.