Urban Educational Leadership Graduate Certification

Graduate Certificate (21 credits)

The Certificate in Urban Educational Leadership (CUEL) is designed to prepare candidates to serve as high-performing trans-formative leaders within urban schools and districts. Created for candidates pursuing the principalship and supervisory positions, this certification is based on best practices, aligned to the national Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) as well as the Michigan Standards for the Preparation of Central Office and Building Administrators. The CUEL program will provide an invigorating learning experience that synergistically combines rigorous academic work with on-going practiced-based learning experiences. A significant emphasis is placed on real-world case studies and simulations that help candidates develop the skills, competencies, and mindsets necessary for successful educational leadership in an urban environment. Candidates will leverage their lived experience while exploring current research and best practices in the areas of leadership, curriculum, instruction and assessment, entrepreneurship, school law, human capital management, educational policy and related areas of study. 

Principal Certification is available through the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA).

Admission Checklist:
In order to qualify:
• Fill out the Davenport Application for Admission.
• Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or above with a 3.0 GPA. 
• Two (2) signed professional recommendation forms and one personal recommendation form are required.
• A current resume/CV must be submitted and it should include prior employment experience, educational background, and any organizational affiliations.
• Statement of purpose (refer to the statement of purpose form in the admission packet).
• Participate in an interview with the College of Urban Education (CUE) Admission Committee – to be scheduled by Davenport upon submission of the completed application.

Foundations of Urban Educational Leadership
9 Credits
UEDU622 Educational Leadership 3
UEDU710 Race, Culture, & Equity 3
UEDU735 Leading & Managing Urban Sch 3

 

Business Essentials for Urban Schools and District Administrators
9 Credits
UEDU744 Human Capital Management 3
UEDU753 Stratgc Imprvmnt Urbn Sch/Dist 3
UEDU790 Urban Educ Leadership Intern 3

 

Instructional Core Transformation Strategies
3 Credits
UEDU796 Transfrmtn & Mgmt - Instr Core 3