UW Bothell Debuts New Principal Preparation Program

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash. – This fall, the University of Washington Bothell will debut its Leadership Development for Educators Program (LEDE), which will support teacher instructional leaders and help them document their learning so that it contributes to requirements for a masters degree and state residency principal certificate.

This new principal preparation program honors educator’s work as teacher leaders. It is open to individuals with a Washington Professional Teacher Certification, who have formal or well documented informal teacher instructional leadership responsibilities.

The LEDE Program will offer courses built on the latest research and best practices for effective school leadership.

Says Bradley Portin, Director of UW Bothell’s Education Program, “Teaching and Learning sit at the core of what schools are all about. The LEDE program prioritizes the skills and experiences necessary to ensure that new principals know how to lead for learning and how to best support shared instructional leadership within schools.”

This program will build these leadership skills by actively participating with nine partner districts in the region, which will ensure a strong connection to the everyday needs of schools.

Interested applicants can apply at: http://www.uwb.edu/education/lede/edleadershipappl.

For more information on the LEDE Program, visit UW Bothell’s Education Department website: http://www.uwb.edu/education/lede.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. During the 2010-11 academic year, UW Bothell will debut a Bachelor of Science in Biology. It will also launch its Bachelor of Science in Nursing at a new Everett location (University Center of North Puget Sound) and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at its Bellevue-based Eastside Leadership Center.