Southern Utah University's Teacher Education Department is partnering with school districts and school leaders who need professional development courses through the School Leadership Professional Development Program (SLPD). With SLPD, school leaders may pursue one of four SUU Certificates in school leadership: Strategic Stakeholder Operations, Organizational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, and Educational, Political & Community Leadership.
“There are three significant things that stand-out about these SLPD certificates,” said SUU’s Director of K-12 Programs, Dr. Cynthia Kimball Davis. “One is if you are a school leader at a Utah Title I or ‘Turnaround’ school, you can qualify for a tuition reimbursement. Two, this training is beneficial to administrators and teachers as it allows them to receive graduate-level credit which they can, in turn, apply for lane changes and pay raises. And three, administrators and teachers in any state can not only enroll to take these certificates, but benefit from them.”
Tuition is extremely reasonable at $300 per course and there are four-five courses under each certificate. All courses are built and taught by former and current superintendents and principals.