Master's Degree / Principal Certification
The New Century Educational Leadership Program (NCELP) is an accelerated Master's Degree/Principal certification program. Its objective is to prepare highly qualified individuals to serve as public school administrators in Texas. NCELP is a collaborative administrator program between Tarleton State University and public school districts in Texas.
- 10 Courses / 18-Months
- 33-hour Program
- 3-Semester Hours of Internship
- Small Cohort Design
- Online Courses with Face-to-Face Enrichment Seminars
- Clases begin in June
The NCELP student will be able to:
- Demonstrate mastery of the leadership proficiencies associated with the National Policy Board of Educational Administration (NPBEA) and the State Board For Educator Certification (SBEC) standards.
- Demonstrate mastery of Instructional Leadership Development (ILD) and the Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS).
- Demonstrate leadership proficiencies during the internship and residency.
- Secure satisfactory performance ratings in the local school district's administrator appraisal system.
- Accomplish individual goals as identified in the Tarleton Assessment of Principals assessment instrument.
- Design and complete a comprehensive field-based school improvement plan
- Maintain a professional portfolio and a reflective journal.
- Satisfactorily complete all tasks assigned during the pre-assignment instructional block, the internship seminars, the instructional seminars, coursework, and conferences.
- Achieve acceptable scores on the TExES exam.
Conferences and Seminars
- Résumé Building Conferences and Presentations
- Conference Attendance Included with Class Components
- Flexible Face-to-Face Meeting Times are Based on Consensus of the Cohort (Saturday and/or Sunday)
- Networking opportunities with other cohort members and professionals
- ILD and PDAS Certifications
|Program Conferences and Seminars||Time Frame|
|Texas Elementary Principal and Supervisors Association (TEPSA)||Summer Year 1
|Legal Digest||Summer Years 1 & 2
|Effective Schools Project (ESP) Seminars||Fall and Spring Semesters|
|Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP)||Summer Year 2
Mentorship and Internship
- 1 Full Semester of Internship
- Ongoing Personal Support from Program Director and Program Specialist
- Reputation for Graduating High Quality and Professional Principals
- Including an on-site mentor, a university mentor and the participant will jointly structure experiences during the internship.
- The field-based core of the program provides structured, on-the-job learning opportunities. A program participant can serve as an intern, assistant principal, principal or in another administrative position.