Mentors

Mentors

The UVEI model differs from most university graduate programs in education. Believing that school leadership is an art best learned through practice, UVEI principal interns work under the supervision of a mentor who has been selected in concert with the intern and UVEI faculty. 

An important part of the admission process is selecting a compatible mentor for each intern.  While most principal interns choose to work with a mentor in the school district where they are already working, they may interview principals in other school or districts if they have the flexibility to consider placement in a school other than their own, with the aim of finding a mutually acceptable match.