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					           NORTHERN ARIZONA
           UNIVERSITY
           College of Education
          __________________________________________________________________
          Educational Leadership               coe.nau.edu/academics/EDL           Ph: 602/776-4690
P.O. Bo                                         email: bea.castillo@nau.edu       Fax: 602/776-4694


                                    Helios Rural Principal Pipeline Project
                                         Northern Arizona University
                                             Fall 2011-Fall 2013



Vision: Enriching the preparation and success of Arizona’s school leaders.

The Helios Education Foundation, in partnership with the Arizona Board of Regents Universities, has
launched an innovative opportunity to prepare tomorrow’s school leaders. The partnership with Northern
Arizona University is dedicated to serving rural schools in the state by creating a “virtual” cohort of
principals-in-training.

The Model
Preparing rural administrators has presented numerous challenges, leading to a shortage of administrators
ready to assume leadership for their schools and districts. This model involves the creation of a rural cohort
of future leaders, joined together through a predominantly on-line course schedule and web-based
interactions, supplemented by high-quality, face-to-face learning events and a distributed internship
experience. The schedule for the cohort is illustrated on the next page.

The balance of intense course work on line and focused face-to-face meetings is designed to enable all
participants to understand fully the expectations and opportunities for school leaders. Course work will be
accompanied with guided experiences in the schools and regular “learning seminars.” During the academic
year, these seminars will involve a Friday all-day experience once per spring and fall semester, where
candidates for school leaders interact with some of the best thinkers in the field, as well as their course
instructors. Summer seminars will be extended to a three-day format, for which candidates prepare in
advance by conducting required readings. We envisage a preparation experience that will enable school
leaders to assist their entire schools—staff, students, families and communities—in creating a learning-
centered, productive and positive environment.




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          NORTHERN ARIZ ONA
          UNIVERSITY
          College of Education

  Partnership NAU, Helios Education Foundation & Participants/Schools

       Fall             Spring          Summer               Fall          Spring          Summer               Fall
      2011               2012            2012               2012            2013            2013               2013
    Essential          Essential        Essential         Essential       Essential         Essential       Essential
    Question:          Question:        Question:         Question:       Question:         Question:       Question:
        What          What are the       How do          What are the     How do we         How have        What are the
   difference do         special          leaders         fiscal and        become           legal and       practices of
      effective      challenges for        equip         legal issues      visionary        legislative        effective
       leaders           and the        others for       for leading?      leaders?         mandates         leadership?
        make?           essential        effective                                         changed the
                     characteristics    learning?                                          Principalship
                         of rural                                                                ?
                        leaders?
     EDL 600           EDR 610           EDF 677          EDL 623         EDL 622            EDL 629          EDL 696
    Leadership        Introduction      Sociology of     Publicity and   School Law        Principalship     Internship
      Skills          to Research        Education         Politics        Tom Reno         Bob Boothe       Bill Wright IP
     Karyn Blair     Mary Dereshiwsky    Gerald Wood     Rosemary Papa


     EDL 650           EDL 662           EDL 635          EDL 625         EDL 627
   Critical Issues   Leadership in        School         Supervision      Personnel
                     Instructional        Finance             of         Administrati
                       Planning         Scarlet Chopin   Instruction         on
                       Mary Culver                        Mary Culver


    Internship        Internship        Internship       Internship      Internship        Internship
        Days:            Days:             Days:             Days:          Days:             Days:
    1 funded to       1 funded to       1 funded to      1 funded to     1 funded to       1 funded to
       explore          examine           examine           examine       compare            examine
      impact of        learning in      district level    learning in     visions in       district level
     leadership      other schools        activities         other          action           activities
                                                            schools
     Learning          Learning          Learning          Learning       Learning          Learning          Learning
     Seminar           Seminar           Seminar           Seminar        Seminar           Seminar           Seminar
   (NAU Leadership     (Dr. Fenwick          TBD         (Dr. Theodore        TBD             (AZ RTT            TBD
      Faculty)           English)                          Creighton)                        Academy)
                                         In Person –      In Person –    In Person-North                     In Person –
   In Person-North     In Person –       North Valley     North Valley        Valley        In Person –      North Valley
        Valley         North Valley          June           February           April         Flagstaff         October
       October             April                                                                June




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                                                                                              145 N. Centennial Way
                                                                                                  Fourth Floor
                                                                                                 Mesa, AZ 85201




Making the Plan Work
This partnership involves Helios, Northern Arizona University, and the participants and schools. Through
generous funding of the program, Helios enables us to support many student expenses, including the
powerful learning seminars each semester. We ask that partner schools support this opportunity for
developing leaders through the following minimum commitments: funding 3 days of leave for paid
internship experiences, funding participant travel to the learning seminars, and support for the distributed
internship placement. Participants will be expected to pay most of their tuition and fees and some book
expenses. The Helios Education Foundation will provide the following support for each participant:
Scholarship
A $500.00 dollar scholarship will be available for all Fall and Spring Semesters.


Application Process
You must apply with the NAU Graduate College at http://home.nau.edu/admissions/default.asp
You must supply official transcripts of an earned bachelor’s degree. There is a $50 fee to apply.

You must submit all required application documentation to the Educational Leadership office by May 1, 2011. This
submission will include:

1. An Educational Leadership Master’s Degree Program Application. (See Attached)
2. A signed Master of Education in Educational Leadership Principal K-12 “Program of Study”. (See Attached)
3. A copy of your current “Standard” Arizona teaching certificate.
4. Proof of three fulltime years of teaching experience.
5. The “Letter of Support” from your district superintendent. (See Attached)

An additional application process for internship
in fall 2013 will apply with a deadline of June 1st, 2013.
All successful applicants will be contacted by email with course numbers and deadlines.

Please mail applications to:

Department of Educational Leadership
Dr. Michael Schwanenberger
C/O Bea Castillo
145 N. Centennial Way
Fourth Floor
Mesa, AZ 85201




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                               M.ED IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
                                   APPLICATION CHECKLIST
     1.   Apply for graduate admission to NAU through the Graduate College at http://www.nau.edu/gradcol/appoptions.htm,
          pay the application fee and have official copies of all your transcripts sent to that office. The Graduate College can
          also be reached at 928/523-4348 or at Northern Arizona University Box 4125, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4125 if you
          have questions or if you need to apply using a paper form.

     2.   Apply for admission to the Educational Leadership master’s degree program. (Admission to the university and
          admission to the EDL department are separate procedures.) The department application is found later in this
          document.

____2-a   If you apply for admission to the university using the on-line format, partial application to the EDL department is
          included. However, you will still need to go the Educational Leadership web page at
          http://coe.nau.edu/academics/EDL/ to learn details about complete application to the EDL department and to secure
          the required Program of Study. From this EDL home page, go to the left side of the page and select the “Masters” link
          under “Programs”.

____2-b   If you choose to apply for admission to the NAU Graduate College using a paper form rather than applying on line,
          you will also need to submit a paper program application the EDL department. A paper copy of the departmental
          application is found later in this document, can be downloaded from the EDL web page listed above, or can be
          obtained from your advisor or NAU Statewide Service Center.

     3.   Secure advisement from either a resident faculty member or from your local Statewide Service Center. Advisor
          contact information is found later in this document. A paper copy of your completed Program of Study, signed by
          both student and advisor, must be returned to the Educational Leadership office in Flagstaff. Paper copies of the EDL
          Programs of Study can be found later in this document, downloaded from the EDL web page, or obtained from your
          advisor. (If applying for the Principal K-12 emphasis of the Masters, a copy of your Arizona teaching certificate is
          required for admission).

     4.   After the above steps have been completed, your file will be reviewed for admission to the program. If you are
          admitted, you will be notified in writing. All admission paperwork must arrive in the EDL office in Flagstaff by the
          end of your second semester or your application file may be terminated.

     5.   Your admission status in the Educational Leadership Master’s degree program must be “Regular” (rather than
          “Conditional”) prior to registering for the last twelve (12) hours of coursework.




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Educational Leadership                                   145 N. Centennial Way                                             Phone: 602/776-4690
URL: coe.nau.edu/academics/EDL                           Fourth Floor                                                        Fax: 602/776-4694
                                                         Mesa, AZ 85201

                            EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP MASTER'S DEGREE
                                     PROGRAM APPLICATION
(This form is to be used by those who applied for admission to the NAU Graduate Admissions Office using a paper copy form and
        by those who were previously admitted to NAU under a different Graduate program.              Please type or print legibly.

Name:                                                             _______
                   Last                                  First                  Middle Initial                          Telephone

Email Address: ______________________________________________________________ Date Applied:______________

NAU ID # (if known):        __________________________ (The Graduate College will provide you with an NAU ID number in your
initial admission letter; your admission application gave you the option of using your social Security number for this purpose.)

Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
                   Street                                                      City                          State              Zip Code

Career Goals:



Current Employer:
                               Employer’s Name                    Supervisor                     Telephone

Address:
                      Street                             City                            State               Zip Code

If Applicable: Name of Cohort*: _Helios Project_ Cohort Contact: Bea Castillo_____
*A Cohort is a group of students who work an entire degree program together with prior approval from the EDL Dept.

Have you previously applied for admission to another graduate program at NAU? No [ ] Yes [ ] Program Name:
Teaching Certificate held: No [ ] Yes [ ] Type : ___________________________________________________________

Other names used at NAU: _________________________________________________ _____________________________

Undergraduate GPA: __________ Graduate GPA: ____________ Graduate Hours Completed: ____________________



             Information below this line to be completed by the Educational Leadership Office:

   Admission Action: Admitted Regular [ ] Admitted Provisional [ ]
   Dept. Notes: _______________________________________________________________________________________
   EDL Processor:                                                                     Date:




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                     MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
                                   Principal K-12 Emphasis
                                                  PROGRAM OF STUDY
Please type or print legibly, secure your advisor’s signature.
                          (A copy of your Arizona teaching certificate must accompany this Program of Study.)
Student Name (print): ________________________________________ NAU ID #: ________________________________

Student EMPL ID#: __________________________________ Student Signature & Date: ____________________________

Advisor Name: ______________________________________ Advisor Signature & Date:____________________________
                     (print)
Advisor Site and phone: __________________________________Dept. Chair Signature: _____________________________
                                                                                                      Semester

REQUIRED COURSES                                                                                    Hours         Taken
EDR 610 Introduction to Research                                                                      3         _________
EDF ___      History (671), Philosophy (670), Sociology (677),               Comparative               3        _________
             Education (672), International Education (673), Or Cultural
             Foundations (500)      Write in which course number taken.
EDL 600      Leadership Skills ((Pre-requisite for all EDL Classes))                                   3        _________
EDL 650      Critical Issues in Education (Pre-requisite: EDL 600)                                     3        _________
EDL 622      Legal Aspects of School Administration (Pre-requisite: EDL 600)                           3        _________
EDL 623      Publicity and Politics of Education (Pre-requisite: EDL 600)                              3        _________
EDL 625      Supervision of Instruction (Pre-requisite: EDL 600)                                       3        _________
EDL 627      Personnel Administration in Education (Pre-requisite: EDL 600)                            3        _________
EDL 635      School Finance (Pre-requisite: EDL 600)                                                   3        _________
EDL 662      Leadership in Instructional Planning (Pre-requisite: EDL 600)                             3        _________
EDL 629      The Principalship (Pre-requisite: 30 hrs of program work, including EDL 600)              3        _________
EDL 696     Internship (May be concurrent with, but not prior to, EDL 629)                             3        _________

Separate deadline & advance application required. See coe.nau.edu/academics/EDL, select: M.Ed. Internship

1.  All EDL courses must be taken at NAU. Exception: 9 hours may be transferred from Az. State Univ. or Univ. of Az.
2.  Must have a “standard” AZ K-12 teaching certificate and 3 years of teaching experience at the K-12 level before starting the
    internship.
3. It is strongly recommended that EDR 610 and the Foundations elective are taken early in the program.
4. EDL 629 and EDL 696 are capstone courses; all EDL courses listed above must be completed before taking either of them.
    EDL 629 and EDL 696 may be taken concurrently.
5. Please refer to http://www.nau.edu/gradcol/publications.htm, for Application for Graduation instructions and forms.
6. For Structured English Immersion requirements, go to http://www.ade.state.az.us/asd/lep/CertificationSEIrequirements.doc.
7. You must complete all requirements for your M.Ed. within a six-year period and apply for graduation the semester before
    you plan to graduate. If you miss three or more consecutive regular semesters, you may need to reapply for admission to the
    Graduate College and to the EDL department.
8. Program requirements subject to change based on any new State Certification Standards.
I have been notified that the Internship is a separate application process. Student Initials___________ Date_________



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                                       School District Letter of Support
                                  HELIOS Rural Principal Pipeline Project
                       A pilot project in partnership with Northern Arizona University



The ___________________________________________, supports the application and participation of
          (school district name)


___________________________________________, in the HELIOS rural Principal Pipeline Project, a
        (candidate’s name)


program in conjunction with Northern Arizona University, designed to prepare candidates to serve as school
leaders in rural communities throughout Arizona. Through generous funding of the program, HELIOS is
able to support many student expenses, including the powerful learning seminars each semester. In turn, the
School District understands support of the candidate, involves the following:

      3 days of paid leave in order for the candidate to participate in internship experiences within the District
      Assistance with funding participant travel to the learning seminars
      Support for the distributed internship placement


Our District support of this candidate, in this program, is entered into with full support and encouragement.
It is the District’s intent to support the candidate as outlined above, as long as the candidate makes
continuous progress in the program, and maintains an acceptable level of performance in his/her position
within the District.


______________________________________________                                    ___________________
(Superintendent’s Signature)                                                      (Date)




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