School Leadership Program Tracks

The recommended program schedule for coursework is indicated below for each of the two tracks (part-time and accelerated). The school leadership class schedules for a given semester/term are posted when registration opens and provide specific days and times that courses are offered. The program curriculum and schedules information can be found here. Our vision is to improve life conditions and opportunities for individuals, families, and communities worldwide.

ExSL Track Schedule

The ExSL schedule is designed to be completed in 20 months (six semesters). Students on the ExSL track have the flexibility to slow down or speed up their program pace, with the advisement and approval of their faculty academic chair.

Accelerated Preparation Program Track

The Accelerated Preparation Program (APP) is designed for students who already have a master’s degree and want to receive a Utah administrative license. Students admitted to this track take fewer courses (up to nine credits fewer), and still complete the state-required 450-hour internship and a second master's degree. Coursework and internships are designed to be completed in 12 to 16 months, but can take longer as needed. We accept up to 15 APP-admitted students a year. Those interested in the APP application option do not need to submit graduate exam scores in order to be admitted, but will fill out the same graduate studies application as ExSL candidates. Click here for more information about APP schedule and coursework requirements.

Cohorts alternate which days most courses are offered. If a cohort meets mainly on Monday and Wednesday evenings (4:00–7:00 p.m.), then the next cohort (entering the next year) meets mainly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (4:30–7:30 p.m.). Thus, the first year curriculum and the second year curriculum are offered on different evenings, allowing students increased flexibility to design their curricular path.

Additional information may be found in the Student Program Handbook.