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School Administration

Information and Announcements:

Cohort Information Sessions for Fall 2015:

Murray Cohort: Tuesday, January 20th Location: TBD
Hopkinsville Cohort: Tuesday, January 27th, Location: TBD
Henderson Cohort: Thursday, February 19th, Location: TBD


School Administration Coordinators

Current students, contact:

Dr. Richard Dodson

3202 Alexander Hall, Murray, KY  42071

270-809-3790


Prospective students, contact:

Robert Lyons

3101 Alexander Hall, Murray, KY  42071

270-809-6471

 

Murray State University College of Education is looking for progressive minded individuals to lead our schools of the future!  If you and your colleagues would like to learn hands-on leadership skills identified by the Kentucky Department of Education, your school district, and our Regional Principal Preparation Program, Murray State is for you!   We believe the more people in your district that possess the beliefs and skills necessary to build great leadership, the better your leadership and schools will perform!

Download the School Administration fact sheet

MSU Principal Program Cohort   Henderson Principal Cohort   

 

Information for New Students
PK-12 Principal and Career Technical Education Principal Certificate
The Regional Partnership for Principal Preparation is a 30-hour, cohort-based program that culminates in a second master’s degree and Level 1 School Principal certification. Admission requirements include: (1) a master’s degree, (2) three years of teaching experience, (3) successful completion of an application and interview during the recruitment period, and (4) a letter of support and MOA from your school district.  The cohort schedule is listed below.  Note that Cohorts start each fall.  See the Revised Catalog for more details.             

Cohort 10             Hopkinsville                               Fall 2013              
Cohort 11             Paducah                                     Fall 2014                       
Cohort 12           Madisonville                               Fall 2015            

Cohort                   Location                                         Start Date        Recruitment Period
Cohort 8           Murray                                       Fall 2013             Application
Cohort 9               Henderson                               Fall 2013              
Cohort 10             Hopkinsville                               Fall 2013              
Cohort 11             Paducah                                     Fall 2014                       
Cohort 12           Madisonville                               Fall 2015            

Cohort                   Location                           Start Date         Recruitment Period
Cohort 8           Murray                                       Fall 2013             Application
Cohort 9               Henderson                               Fall 2013              
Cohort 10             Hopkinsville                               Fall 2013              
Cohort 11             Paducah                                     Fall 2014                       
Cohort 12           Madisonville                               Fall 2015             

Fall 2015 Cohorts: 

  • Murray
  • Hopkinsville
  • Henderson

Program Application

Supervisor of Instruction, Director of Special Education, and Director of Pupil Personnel

Our central office endorsements are built upon the school principal endorsement.  Admission to these endorsement programs requires that you have either a Masters in School Administration or already hold an endorsement in one administrative area and will simply be adding another. For new students, this means that you will need to start in one of the cohorts and complete the Master’s degree prior to entering into these endorsements.  Courses for these endorsements are offered as ‘stand-alone’ and not through a cohort.  See the Revised Catalog for specific details.

School Superintendent
The School Superintendent program is largely unchanged, as experience as an administrator has always been required for this endorsement.  See the Revised Catalog for more details.

Option 6 of the Alternative Routes for Administrator Certification

Since 2001, Murray State University has offered a means by which school districts can broaden an applicant pool with the inclusion of persons not yet certified.  These candidates would then have 2 years to complete all requirements. Effective July 1, 2011 Alternative Certification candidates must be part of a Cohort for initial certification.  There are other provisions for the Executive Program and endorsement extension.  See the Option Six Alternative Certification Guidelines for more information.

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