The Educational Leadership Development Academy Program (ELDA)
This 24-unit program of study includes coursework and an intensive fieldwork experience in school leadership over the duration of the program. Classes are held on weekdays and occasional weekends throughout the year. Fieldwork placements will be selected jointly by the program administration and the candidates’ district supervisors to ensure a learning environment that will adequately support participant learning in the critical areas of site leadership.
The program of study meets the requirements for the California Preliminary Administrative Services Certificate of Eligibility.
The ELDA Intern Program provides an intern credential for administrators who are selected by a public school district or a county office of education and placed in an administrative position under the supervision of a University of San Diego Supervisor. These candidates work in the administrative position and enroll in coursework at the University to earn the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.
Additional Requirements for Admission
See here for basic admission requirements.
Educational Leadership Development Program
ELDA Program Required Courses (24 units)
|LEAD 552||School Law for Aspiring Leaders||3|
|LEAD 553||Instructional leadership and Supervision I||2|
|LEAD 554||Instructional Leadership and Supervision II||2|
|LEAD 558||Leadership and the Dynamics of School Organizations||3|
|LEAD 588||Diversity and the Preparation of School Leaders||2|
|LEAD 583||Special Topics I||1|
|LEAD 584||Special Topics II||2|
|LEAD 590||Curriculum Development: Acess, Assessment and School Improvement I||3|
|LEAD 591||Curriculum Development: Access, Assessment and School Improvement II||2|
|LEAD 597P||Practicum in School Administration I||2|
|LEAD 598P||Practicum in School Administration II||3|
Candidates will be interviewed by a panel of content experts using questions and corresponding rubrics aligned to the California Administrative Performance Expectations (CAPES).