The Path to Certification
The UVEI model differs from most university graduate programs in education. Believing that school leadership is an art best learned through practice, UVEI's Principal Internship Program involves day-to-day involvement in administrative work with the mentor who has been selected in consort with the intern and UVEI faculty. Our mentors come from among the best professionals in the region. While our focus is mainly on the pragmatic aspects of leadership, interns are required to develop a well-defined vision of how a great school operates, and to conduct a school change project that involves a broad constituency of the the school and commmunity. By the end of the program, graduates have studied and have had administrative experiences in most of the topics traditionally addressed by the syllabi of more conventional administrative certification programs.
UVEI is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and approved to recommend principal certification by the State of New Hampshire and the State of Vermont's Standard Board of Professional Educators.
VT Director of Curriculum License
UVEI offers a Curriculum and Assessment Specialization which leads to a Vermont Director of Curriculum license. This program may be done during one's internship or afterwards, as a graduate. For more information, click here. An explanation of the admissions process and the C&A Specialization application can be found here.