William Woods University has designed a new 10-month on-line and retreat-format program to provide principals the guidance needed to be successful in the early stages of their career.
The administrator mentoring program is intended for newly appointed, first or second year, K-12 principals. It will start Saturday, Aug. 13.
The program will provide confidential support and assistance for new administrators, learning retreats facilitated by experts in the field at the William Woods facility in Columbia, monthly on-line discussions, current readings from the field, and a 24/7 hotline with a seasoned principal and on-the-spot confidential consultant.
“We agree with the National Association of Secondary School Principals statement that continuing professional development and mentoring support is needed to increase retention and insure a greater potential for leadership longevity,” said Wayne Keene, director of the professional enhancement programs at WWU.
Participants can choose between two different participant levels, EDU #602 or EDU #604. The #602 level offers two graduate credits at $255 per credit hour, while #604 grants three graduate credits at $340 per credit hour.
The benefit of enrolling in the EDU #604 option is that the credits can be used to fulfill one course requirement for the specialist of educational administration degree offered by William Woods University.
The deadline for enrollment is July 15. For more information and an application, contact Wayne Keene at (800) 995-3199, ext. 4286, or (573) 592-4286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.