Select the program you are currently participating in from the tabs below for important information.
Over the next few months, we will be working with the current facilitators to make this transition as smooth as possible. While the timelines may vary slightly from what you’re used to, we are here to support you as you consider whether to continue participating in the ALA. You may be wondering if the transition will result in a Teacher Leader Institute structure exactly like the one you are currently in. Our teacher leader program will have some elements very similar to the Teacher Leader Institute, including preparation for Lead Professional Licensure Designation, while other elements of the program may feel somewhat different. We know you are committed to the students in your schools. And we are committed to building your capacity to lead student-focused learning.
Over the next few months, we will be working with the current facilitators to make this transition as smooth as possible. While the timelines may vary slightly from what you’re used to, we are here to support you as you consider whether to continue work as a team with support of the ALA. We know you are committed to the students in your schools and districts. And we are committed to building your capacity to lead student-focused learning.
Master Principals Program
The Arkansas Public School Resource Center (APSRC) is collaborating with Arkansas State University and EDUTAS at the University of Oklahoma to deliver the Arkansas Leadership Academy (ALA) Master Principal Program (MPP) beginning with the 2021-2022 school year. We hope you have already participated in one of the explanatory presentations or watched one of our videos to understand the vision for the ALA and MPP going forward. If not, please view the video below:
For those individuals who are currently participating in the Master Principal Program (MPP) Phase I or Phase II, those who are completing the AAEA First-Year Principals Program and eligible for MPP Phase I, or those who have previously been accepted but were unable to participate in the 2020-2021 school year, your level of participation in the MPP going into the 2021-2022 school year will be made by the current administrators of those programs, and we will honor those determinations as we begin to administer the Master Principal Program starting July 1, 2021.
To ensure we know you plan to move forward with the MPP, you must complete an “Intent to Participate Form” and “Signed Expectations” by June 30, 2021. Dates for each phase and submission instructions are on the Intent to Participate Form.
Intent to Participate Forms:
- Phase I (for those completing AAEA First-Year Principals Program)
- Phase II (for those completing MPP Phase I)
- Phase III (for those completing MPP Phase II)
- Signed Expectations for Participants and their Superintendents
The Master Principal Program was created by law to provide “training programs and opportunities to expand the knowledge base and leadership skills of public school principals.” It consists of three phases.
A school principal successfully completing all phases and designation requirements of the program is designated as a Master Principal by the Arkansas Leadership Academy.
Our intention is to provide as smooth of a transition as possible for those already in the Master Principal Program. We are looking forward to working with you through the Arkansas Leadership Academy Master Principal Program!
Keep an eye out for announcements about opportunities to join us in Conversations around the state during this transition, for new professional learning opportunities that will be offered through ALA Reach, and for direct communications about your own next steps in this transition.
The Arkansas Leadership Academy is made possible through a grant provided by the Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education and is a partnership of: