Explore and apply leadership skills that support effective learning environments

SACP is designed for current and aspiring administrators who already have their Master’s degree in education and desire to build a theoretical understanding of effective leadership and develop practical skills in school administration.

Credits 23
Cost Per Credit $614
Faith-based

We are committed to engaging your mind and spirit for service to Christ in the church and the world.

Scholarships

$1000s in new scholarships exclusively for adult and post-traditional learners.

View Scholarships

Get more information without any phone calls

Prefer to learn more about our Post-master's K-12 School Administrator Certificate (SACP) through email only? Request more information and we’ll send everything you need - straight to your inbox - without any phone calls or texts.

All the details without any of the phone calls

By subscribing to updates, your communication with Concordia will be through email only. Our admissions team will not follow up with you via phone calls or texts unless you tell us otherwise.

Program Overview

CUAA’s post master’s in K-12 School Administrator Certificate Program (SACP) is designed for individuals who already hold a valid education-related master’s degree and wish to prepare for a role in P-12 building leadership. Graduates can be recommended to the State of Michigan for the K-12 Building Administrator Certificate. In this program you will learn traditional and contemporary theories, research, and practices about human behavior in formal organizations and within the school while exploring various leadership roles as they contribute to the success of the instructional program, particularly through ongoing evaluation and improvement of personnel, facilities, programs, schedules, services and staff development.

The program will help you to identify the skills needed to create and sustain a positive learning environment and examine the changing, multi-faceted role of servant leadership within school. Throughout the program you will also research strategies and innovative programs to improve school operations and enhance student achievement, learn about the role of local, state, and federal stakeholders on the development of school policies, and examine state aid formulas, tax structures, federal aid, and use of tuition, grants and outside funding, practice school budgets.

There is an internship required for this program. The SACP Internship is one of the most important learning experiences you’ll have as you become a proficient educational leader. The course is completed in a school under the supervision of a building administrator and CUAA Internship Coordinator and is designed to provide practical experiences related to Michigan's Standards for the Preparation of School Principals. Practicum hours are completed before, during, and after the school day and reflects all aspects of the principal's role in education.

Once coursework and internship is complete, students can be recommended by Concordia University as candidates for the Michigan School Administrator Certificate. Graduate coursework aligns with the MSEL curriculum and the Michigan Standards for K-12 building principals.

What to Expect

NCATE/CAEP ACCREDITED AND APPROVED BY MDE

CUAA’s post master’s in K-12 School Administrator Certificate Program (SACP) is designed for individuals who already hold a valid education-related master’s degree and wish to prepare for a role in K-12 building leadership. The program equips teachers for administrative responsibility and helps current administrators develop decision-making, human resource management, teacher evaluation, and public relations skills.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Course List:

  • EDU520/820 Educational Leadership: Theory/Practice (3 CR) An exploration of the basic principles of educational leadership within the sociopolitical context of schools. An analysis of the beliefs and practices required for high levels of performance.
  • EDU530/830 Organizational Theory in Educational Settings credits: (3 CR) This course presents traditional and contemporary theories, research and practices related to the behavior of human beings in formal organizations; particularly with in the context of school as an institution.
  • EDU580/880 Curriculum Development/Instructional Supervision (3 CR) Candidates examine the criteria and development of effective instructional programs, including the dynamics involved in planning, implementation and evaluation of programs; the implications of personnel and resource development to the overall instructional model; and the skills necessary to effectively and positively impact personnel in order to create and sustain a positive learning environment.
  • EDU610/910 Legal, Ethical, Policy Issues for School Leaders (3 CR) Candidates examine legal and ethical issues related to Educational Administration, including questions of liability and negligence, teacher and student rights, certification and accreditation, and disciplinary policies and practices. Particular attention will be given to the role and impact of local, state and federal stakeholders on the development and implementation of school policies.
  • EDU630/930 The Principalship: Current Issues and Emerging Trends (3 CR) Participants examine the changing, multi-faceted role of servant leadership within schools and as it extends to the community. Course topics will include research on strategies and innovative programs to improve school operations and enhance achievement for all students.
  • EDU640/940 Personnel Management and Professional Development (3 CR) Participants explore and learn to apply leadership skills and dispositions related to the development and supervision of effective learning environments. The process and function of various leadership roles are explored as they contribute to the overall success of the instructional program, particularly through the ongoing evaluation and improvement of personnel, facilities, programs, schedules, services and staff development.
  • EDU650/950 Funding and Financing of Schools (3 CR) This course traces the history and current realities of school funding within America public and private schools. Participants will examine state aid formulas, tax structures and federal aid, along with the use of tuition, grants and third-source funding. This course will include a practical application of the development of school budgets.
  • EDU 798/998 Internship (2 CR) The Internship in Educational Leadership is completed in a school under the supervision of a school building administrator and CUAA Internship Coordinator. This course is designed to provide candidates with practical experiences related to Michigan’s Standards for the Preparation of School Principals. Practicum hours can be completed before, during and after the school day across a broad array of activities that reflect all aspects of the principal’s role in education. This is a pass/no-credit course.

Applicants of this program may be eligible for Uncommon Scholarships. To see if you qualify, please visit the Uncommon Scholarships page. The scholarship application must be filled out and submitted online once per academic year.

Locations
  • Ann Arbor
  • Online

Connect with a Counselor

Please select the area that best describes you from the options below.