The CCRESA, in partnership with North Carolina Central University, is very excited to announce the onset of the Central Carolina Principal Preparation Program (CCP3)!
Teacher leaders from each member district will be given the opportunity to earn their Masters of School Administration from NCCU, be on track for a school leadership position, and receive executive coaching and relevant PD for the first two years as an administrator in a high need school. All of this will be free of charge through a forgivable loan and made possible through the NC Principal Fellows Program/Transforming Principal Preparation grant.
|PROGRAM AT A GLANCE|
|Year 1||July 2020 – June 2021||You will become a NCCU Eagle and begin earning your Masters of School Administration through face-to-face and online courses!|
|Year 2||July 2021 – June 2022||Finish earning your MSA by completing a 10 month internship.|
|Year 3||July 2022 – June 2023||Qualified candidates will take on a leadership position in their home district while receiving executive coaching and participating in CCRESA professional development.|
|Year 4||July 2023 – June 2024||Final year of the program will include a second year of executive coaching and CCRESA professional development.|
NC Central University MSA Program: Years 1 & 2
During Year 1 of the program, participants will continue working in their district and be full time NCCU students. During Year 2, participants will complete a 10 month paid internship.
Classes will be offered at NCCU’s main campus in Durham and two other locations in the CCRESA area based off of selected candidates geographic location. Throughout the two-year MSA program participants will attend, virtually or face-to-face, 2 – 3 evening classes per week.
For more information on the NCCU MSA program and the Content Courses offered click here.
CCRESA Professional Development: Years 3 & 4
Post graduation and prior to entering their leadership role, participants will attend a VitalSmarts summer course at the CCRESA: Crucial Conversations, Influencer, and Crucial Accountability. VitalSmarts is a highly regarded leadership training program that equips participants with the tools to excel in interpersonal skills.
Throughout years 3 & 4, participants will come together for the Principal Lead & Learn Series. These sessions are held once a month and help new administrators fulfill their roles laid out by the NCDPI Executive Standards.
For maintaining an active role in the program, participants will receive an honorarium based upon their professional development participation. Participants will also receive continuing education credits for each day of professional development.
CCRESA Executive Coaching: Years 3 & 4
Executive coaching plays a vital role in how educational leaders handle stress and, ultimately, their ability to improve student achievement. During their first year in an administrative role, participants will receive monthly, on-site coaching as well as virtual meetings meetings and on-demand contact. The second year of coaching will include 5 on-site visits and 5 virtual contact opportunities.
CCP3 will begin accepting online applications on April 1st and the link to submit applications will be posted at that time. The application window will remain open until April 17th.
What will I need to apply?
You will need to submit:
- 2 References
- Essay questions
What are the essay questions?
Please prepare 200-400 word responses to the following questions:
- What three words would you use to describe the characteristics or practices of an effective school administrator? Explain why you selected each of the words.
- What experiences have you had working with students, families and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds, and as a school leader, how would you provide leadership in implementing cultural responsiveness in the school and community?
- As a future administrator, identify and expound on at least 2 key initiatives or strategies that you would employ to address high need students in your school in order to increase student achievement and cultivate a strong learning environment?
What is the admissions timeline?
|April 1 – 17||Open application period for online submission|
|April 21 – 28||District review of applications|
|April 29 – May 5||CCRESA and NCCU review of district nominees|
|May 18 – June 2||Face-to-face interviews|
|June 3 – 30||Review and final selection of candidates|
|July 1||Latest date for selected candidates to enroll for NCCU admissions|
|July 30||Program kickoff: Lunch & Learn at NCCU|