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Internship On The Principalship

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This internship provides opportunities for the student to engage in experiences relevant to the principal and to obtain knowledge of the role and responsibility of the principal. The students gain first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day operations of the principal through many internship activities. The internship includes a supervised experience at a district located outside the university environment.

This graduate-level course is 12 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 12

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    Fiscal Operations

    • Interpret the alignment of the district budget to the school-level budget.
    • Describe the procedures used for ordering equipment, supplies, and materials.
    • Explain the procedures relating to student activity accounts.
    • Identify the steps involved in the preparation and administration of the school budget.

    Public Relations and Media

    • Recognize methods of keeping the community aware of school functions.
    • Analyze methods used by the principal to promote positive public relations.
    • Describe the school board policy regarding communicating with the media.

    Human Resources

    • Explain local school board policies pertaining to certified and classified personnel evaluation.
    • Explain local school board policies pertaining to terminating personnel.
    • Analyze the job descriptions for certified and classified personnel.

    Administrative Relationships and Communication

    • Describe how principals network with other administrators.
    • Identify techniques used to develop and maintain effective communication.

    Transportation Issues

    • Describe the role of the principal in transportation issues.
    • Identify techniques the principal uses to deal with disruptive students on buses.

    Student Discipline

    • Evaluate the discipline management plan used by the principal.
    • Analyze special education law pertaining to discipline.
    • Review the local school board policy regarding disciplining students.

    Facility Maintenance and Food Service

    • Describe the responsibilities of the principal regarding the maintenance and custodial care of the facilities.
    • Analyze the procedure used by the principal to maintain a safe facility.
    • Describe the role and responsibilities of the principal regarding food services.


    • Investigate programs available to stimulate community involvement.
    • Describe methods to promote family participation in the educational community.

    Staff Development

    • Describe the role the principal plays in staff development.
    • Analyze the different methods of staff development.
    • Investigate the benefits offered by the Arizona School Administrators Association.

    Governing Board

    • Analyze local school board policies.
    • Describe the process for adopting board policies.


    • Analyze different leadership styles.
    • Identify the vision and mission for the school.
    • Describe the role of the site counsel in the decision-making process.
    • Identify the duties and responsibilities of the principal.

    Curriculum and Instruction; Scheduling

    • Describe the different curriculum guides used in the school setting.
    • Identify the different programs taught in the school setting.
    • Compare and contrast approaches used to educate diverse populations.
    • Analyze the process used to build a master schedule.
    • Describe the process for assigning staff to teaching assignments and duties.
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