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Leadership Academy

CEL’s flagship program, the Leadership Academy is an intensive 15-month residency fellowship that prepares high potential aspiring principals for the rigors of instructional leadership in the modern educational context. Fellows spend 4 days a week in a school working with an effective mentor principal, and attend graduate-level classes and seminars on the 5th day at the University of Tennessee.

The program integrates theory and practice, and successful candidates earn a Master’s or EdS degree and a beginning administrator’s license in the state of Tennessee. The very purposeful cohort and coaching models ensure significant support throughout the immersive learning experience and a professional network of committed colleagues.