Transformative School Leadership Program (licensure recommendation), M.Ed.

The Transformative School Leadership Program (TSLP) is a five-semester, 30-credit, cohort-based master’s program, designed for working educators that leads to recommendation for principal licensure in the state of Iowa. TSLP develops educational leaders who are able to transform PK-12 organizations into equitable and collaborative learning communities. TSLP is a renewal of ISUs school-level leadership \preparation program that was known a PreLEAD.

We prepare leaders who adopt a social justice-stance, recognize the relevance of context in learning, and understand that theory and practice must always be tightly coupled. Students in our program will engage in authentic field experiences and progressively aligned program curricula to prepare them for being a school leader, such as in the role of building principal or teacher leader. The program culminates in a student designed and executed School Improvement Project that will demonstrate mastery of state and national standards for professional excellence.

Program details

The Transformative School Leadership Program is committed to and designed for working professionals by:

  • Maintaining a focus on equitable and socially just leadership development;
  • Remaining sensitive to health and family concerns due to COVID19 by offering flexible learning experiences;
  • Supporting the health and safety of working professionals by offering synchronous and asynchronous online classes;
  • Regularly connecting remotely with students and their mentors.