LPP Track to School Leadership
The Leadership Preparation Program (LPP) is a 14-month full-time program granting students a Master's of Education degree and eligibility for a Utah Administrative Licensure.
The program represents a collaborative effort between BYU and participating Utah school districts, allowing participants to be granted a one-year sabbatical or leave of absence to study educational leadership.
"Everybody told me this program was one of the finest, but that didn't prepare me for how wonderful it really was. I am close to my cohort members; I love the learning in my coursework; I even feel teary-eyed at the thought of leaving my internship." - (Mindy Drummer, LPP student)
The Leadership Preparation Program (LPP) Track offers individuals an opportunity to complete required coursework along with a full-time internship.
Coursework is based around the conceptual framework of professional learning communities (PLCs), an organizational structure which has been effective for improving teaching and learning. Instructional practices and course content are focused toward helping LPP students acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to lead learning communities in schools as well as to function as a PLC within the cohort.
During full-time internships, LPP student work alongside mentor principals and their administrative teams in the full range of roles and activities of school leadership practice, which include advocating for all students, teachers, staff members, and parents. Because of the sustained time spent at each school, students will be able to engage from start to finish in co-leading long-term improvement projects, solving short- and long-term problems, and supervising faculty to enhance their instructional capacity.
Continuous Program Improvement
The LPP program has a long-standing reputation for preparing effective school leaders. It is being continuously refined to reflect state of the art research on exemplary preparation programs for school leaders; effective leadership practices for improving schools; and local, state, and national education agendas. The program is guided by an advisory board, consisting of stakeholders who are leaders in participating school districts, current students, past students who currently hold school leadership positions, and EDLF professors.
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