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ISLP OVERVIEW

ISLP Program Overview

The International School Leadership Program (ISLP) is designed for school administrators, teachers, and educational staff at EARCOS International Schools who are interested in professional development, graduate education, and principal certification. The program prepares educators for leadership opportunities at EARCOS schools.

ISLP is based on a two-year cohort model that prepares participants for a Washington State Principal’s Certificate and, with an additional course, a Master’s Degree from the University of San Francisco (USF). Courses are taught both online and on-site in conjunction with the fall and spring EARCOS conferences. The program is designed to accommodate full-time working professionals. It is the only program that comes to you, rather than requiring you go to it.

Students take seven classes for a total of 21 credit hours, along with 6 credit hours of internship. In practice, this amounts to two classes per semester, with six days of on-site, face-to-face instruction per semester at the fall and spring EARCOS conferences.

The Washington State Principal’s Certificate is recognized throughout the United States and is aligned with the latest standards from the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC). A Master’s Degree is required for Principal Certification in Washington State. Students who do not have a Master’s Degree may earn one through USF, with the completion of one additional course.

The International School Leadership Program is a collaborative program between Washington State University (WSU) and the University of San Francisco (USF), and students must be accepted for graduate study at both universities.

 

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Class Rotation (Fall 2019-Spring 2021)

SemesterCourse OfferingEARCOS Conference
Fall 2019
O&L 622, Education Law (USF)

EdAd 590, Administrative Internship

O&L 562, Data-Based Decision Making (USF)
51st Leadership Conference
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Spring 2020
EdAd 590, Administrative Internship (WSF)

EdAd 584, Human Resource Management (WSU)
18th Teachers' Conference
Bangkok, Thailand
Fall 2020EdAd 516, Instruction & Curricular Leadership (WSU)

EdAd 590, Administrative Internship (WSU)

O&L 630, Educational Leadership (USF)
TBA
Spring 2021
EdAd 585, Financial Management in Education (WSU)

EdAd 590, Administrative Internship (WSU)

O&L 654, School, Community & Society (USF)
TBA

 

Restart Two-Year Course Rotation

Fall 2021
O&L 622, Education Law (USF)

EdAd 590, Administrative Internship (WSU)

O&L 562, Data-Based Decision Making (USF)
TBA
Spring 2022EdAd 590, Administrative Internship (WSU)

O&L 624, Human Resources in Ed Management (WSU)
TBA
Fall 2022EdAd 516, Instructional & Curricular Leadership (WSU)

EdAd 590, Administrative Internship (WSU)

O&L 630, Educational Leadership (USF)
TBA
Spring 2023EdAd 585, Financial Management in Education (WSU)

EdAd 590, Administrative Internship (WSU)

O&L 654, School, Community & Society (USF)
TBA

DR. ROGER RADA
WSU ISLP DIRECTOR
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP


Washington State University, Vancouver

College of Education
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, WA  98686
roger.rada@wsu.edu

 

 

DR.WALTER H GMELCH
PROFESSOR, LEADERSHIP STUDIES

University of San Francisco

School of Education 222
2130 Fulton Street,
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

whgmelch@usfca.edu

 

To request an application contact:

Kelly McGovern gradstudies@wsu.edu or mcgoverk@wsu.edu, College of Education, WSU

 

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