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November 25, 2008

Superintendent Searches

Looking to take that next career step out of state? Check out the following superintendent searches that are currently in progress:

Click here for superintendent search in Alleman IA.
Click here for superintendent searches in Bonesteel SD and Burke SD.
Click here for superintendent search in Kankakee IL.

November 20, 2008

Seeking Principal/Director

The University of Illinois seeks a principal/director for the University Laboratory High School beginning on July 1, 2009.

University Laboratory High School, or Uni, was established in 1921 and is a laboratory school located on the campus of the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois. Its enrollment is approximately 300 students, spanning five years (the traditional 9th through 12th grades, preceded by a composite 7th and 8th grade year known as the "subfreshman" year). The school is notable for the achievements of its alumni, including three Nobel laureates and a Pulitzer Prize winner; in 2006 and 2007 it was recognized as a "public elite" school by Newsweek because of its students' high scores on the SAT.

Sound interesting? Click here to see the full job posting.

Want to know more about Uni High? Visit http://www.uni.illinois.edu/.

Questions about the search? Contact Don Hugo at 636.441.9954 or dhugo46@yahoo.com. More information is also available at HYAsupersearches.com.

November 14, 2008

Ed.D. Cohort Begins Summer 2009

We are pleased to offer a newly redesigned Ed. D. in educational administration to a cohort of leading PK-12 educators starting in summer 2009. As a member of this cohort you will follow a curriculum that is focused on preparing you to be a leader in diverse 21st century schools.

Department faculty and an advisory group of current public school and agency administrators collaborated to create a sharply-focused multi-year design that includes:

  • Integrated curriculum. Coherent course sequence mobilizes theory and research to address local problems of practice.

  • Timely content. Topics include critical issues in education for a global society, organizational dynamics and systems change in schools, educational policy and politics in diverse communities, and business dimensions of schooling.

  • Engaged instruction. Faculty use case studies and scenarios to support reflection, collaboration, and application. Expert school leaders and faculty from other U of M programs assist with instruction in selected courses.

  • Innovative Ed.D. thesis. Students investigate pressing issues in schools through applied research and evaluation projects leading to a culminating field study.
  • Classes meet one full Thursday every two-three weeks during the academic year and three weeks each summer (3-4 days per week).

    Our graduates hold top leadership positions in PK-12 schools, higher education, departments of education, and public and private sector agencies throughout the world. We look forward to admitting a new group of dynamic educators to this Ed.D. program.

    Click here for frequently asked questions about the 2009 Ed.D. cohort.
    Click here for our 2009 Ed.D. cohort flyer.

    November 13, 2008

    New EdPA Course Focuses on Public Engagement and Higher Education

    Should public and community engagement be central to higher education?
    Does engagement with the community diminish the academic goals of higher education?

    These questions and more will be addressed in EdPA 5080 section 003 (class # 92924) on Wednesday nights from 5:00--9:00pm during spring semester.

    In a nine-week session running from January 21 through March 25, students and instructors will consider the civic roles of postsecondary education institutions both past and present. Special attention will be paid to contemporary philosophies and practices of engagement, and how engagement is expressed in various institutional contexts. This course is designed for both practitioners and scholars who seek to deepen their understandings about the ways in which institutions might become more productively involved with communities they serve.

    Click here to register. Questions? Please contact the instructors:
    Andrew Furco, afurco@umn.edu
    David Weerts, dweerts@umn.edu

    November 12, 2008

    Administrative Licensure Program Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2009

    Do your plans for the new year include going back to school to earn your administrative license? Apply now and by the time spring semester begins in January 2009, you'll be ready to hit the ground running!

    The University of Minnesota administrative licensure program offers you a great education value. Not only will you learn from top faculty and practicing administrators, you can also take advantage of a unique benefit of our program and complete multiple credentials concurrently. That's right! You can mix and match courses to earn multiple educational leadership credentials for the same cost as one--Only At The U!

    If you'd like to find out how you can maximize your education, contact Ann Werner or Gloria Kumagai.

    Need an application? Click here.

    November 5, 2008

    Job Well Done!

    July through October have been busy months for the licensure program with 25 students receiving endorsement for administrative licensure. Kudos to the following dedicated, hardworking souls!

    Director of Community Education
    Armando Camacho
    Lois Croft
    Ellen Teelucksingh
    Andrea Wildman Hilal

    Director of Special Education
    Joy Carlson
    Kyle Kehrberg
    Anthony Mayer

    K-12 Principal
    Andrew Almos
    Jill Alton
    Benjamin Bernard
    Robert Blat
    Jason Hunt
    Carly Jarva
    Darin Johnson
    Elena Kurinski
    Kimberly Lauterbach-Koller
    Nancy Meyer
    Stephanie Nitchals
    LaNisha Paddock
    Greg Posewitz
    Andrew Sachariason
    Richard Swanson
    Ellen Teeklucksingh

    Jeffrey Paulson
    Theresa Battle
    Denise Waalen

    November 3, 2008

    EdPA Alum Featured in Star Tribune

    According to the StarTribune, St. Paul's Ames Elementary "has all the ingredients needed to make a failing school." So how did EdPA alum Delores Henderson (Ph.D., educational policy and administration, '82) lead the school to success? Read How One Failing School Made the Grade to learn what she did to transform her school into a community of high achievers.