Instructional Leadership P-12 (Reduced Credit Hour Option)

School Principal standing in hallway

JSU offers a Reduced Credit Hour Option for Professional Educator Certification in Instructional Leadership at the Master's Degree Level for individuals who already hold a valid Alabama Master’s-level professional educator certificate in a teaching field or instructional support area.

Potential Careers

  • Assistant Principal
  • Principal

Median Annual Salary

Instructional Leaders 

$78,910
Source: Alabama State Department of Education

Additional Facts

  • Leading to Class A Certificate in Instructional Leadership
  • All coursework can be conveniently completed online utilizing a variety of digital tools designed to support learning.
  • Classes are small and allow students an opportunity to work with other school leaders from across Alabama.
  • All courses are project-based to provide students with authentic activities connected to their schools.
  • Students have opportunities to develop professional relationships with their JSU professors as they work together throughout their Instructional Leadership Program (IL).
  • The IL Program provides assignment opportunities for students to impact achievement within their school or district.
  • Students have an opportunity to develop a mentoring relationship with their principal.
  • Students develop and implement an Action Research Project throughout their coursework.
  • Internship projects can be completed within the school and or district.

Online Program Contact

Dr. William Young
wvyoung@jsu.edu 
(256) 782-5439
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