Great Leaders for Great Schools
The internship placement is the heart of the UVEI experience and allows for in-depth, experiential and highly personalized leadership development. Elementary and secondary principal interns spend the school year working alongside their mentor and other administrators. The intern's administrative responsibilities expand gradually and deliberately. Interns work with department or grade level teams, observe and evaluate teachers, participate on school improvement teams, handle student issues, collaborate with parents and community agencies, attend district-level administrator and school board meetings, serve as the LEA at special education meetings, monitor activities before and after school, and function as the principal when the building administrator is absent.
The program thus introduces interns to the realities of the principal's world.
For more information about our program offerings, policies and procedures, view our catalog and handbook.