Course Schedule

The School Leadership Academy has two starts per year—Fall (August) and Spring (January). Students take two 2-hour classes per term (two nights per week), plus field work beginning in semester two. Space is limited; admission is on a rolling basis with a maximum of 30 students per cohort. All applicants will be interviewed before being admitted.

Please direct your questions to:
Kate O’Connor
keo@rossier.usc.edu

Fall Start

Term 1
Aug-Dec
EDUC 533x: School Leadership: Theory and Practice
EDUC 537: Leading with Community and Culture in Context
Term 2
Jan-May
EDUC 548x: Data Driven Leadership
EDUC 549x: Supervising Instruction for Optimal Learning
EDUC 648x: Apprenticeship in School Administration and Leadership (Fieldwork)
Term 3
June-Aug
EDUC 538x: Entrepreneurial School Leadership
EDUC 643x: Advancing Community Support through Social Media
Term 4
Aug-Dec
EDUC 641x: Leading with Human Capital within the Organization
EDUC 649x: Apprenticeship in School Administration and Leadership (Fieldwork)

Spring Start

Term 1
Jan-May
EDUC 533x: School Leadership: Theory and Practice
EDUC 537: Leading with Community and Culture in Context
Term 2
June-Aug
EDUC 538x: Entrepreneurial School Leadership
EDUC 643x: Advancing Community Support through Social Media
Term 3
Aug-Dec
EDUC 548x: Data Driven Leadership
EDUC 549x: Supervising Instruction for Optimal Learning
EDUC 648x: Apprenticeship in School Administration and Leadership (Fieldwork)
Term 4
Jan-May
EDUC 641x: Leading with Human Capital within the Organization
EDUC 649x: Apprenticeship in School Administration and Leadership (Fieldwork)

CEUs

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) issued by the USC Rossier School of Education align with the Carnegie Continuing Education Unit Credits. Every 10 hours of learning equals one CEU. A student who successfully completes the program earns 35.5 CEUs which represents 350-400 hours of learning. A three (3) unit semester graduate credit course is equal to 45 hours of learning for comparison. Individual districts determine how they will apply CEU credit. If you intend to use CEUs towards your salary points, step credit, etc., notify your HR department in advance of your enrolling in the credential program to be sure it is authorized.