The case study performed by Stanford University named the Educational Leadership Program one of the top 8 programs in the USA.
"We came to realize that we did not want what we had -- a traditional program that was predominately part-time" Emeritus Dean Dr. E.E. Caston
Delta State redesigned an educational leadership program in the 90's for training school principals. In 1998, the first Educational Leadership Cohort at Delta State began with 15 candidates. To date, over 140 students have been trained to continue on to careers like superintendent, principal, and district level administrative personnel.
144 candidates have completed the program, with 122 currently serving as administrators in Delta area schools.
All candidates in the cohorts groups have passed the SLLA (School Leaders Licensure Assessment)
2 program graduates have been named Milken Award Winners, while numerous others have been named Principal/Administrator of the Year
Positions held by graduates: 3 Superintendents, 1 Assistant Superintendent, 52 Principals, 46 Assistant Principals, & 18 District Level Administrators
Cohort members complete a 13 month full-time program. the program consists of 39 credit hours towards a Master's or Specialist's Degree in Educational Leadership, with a variety of significant field experiences and practica integrated with classes held on campus.
The admissions committee holds high standards and is very selective. Delta State works closely with local school districts to recruit candidates; however, the process is open to all potential candidates.
Please contact the director for the following: (email or 662-846-4386)
Submit an application portfolio
Complete a panel of interviews
If selected, members of the new cohort begin the program on June 1st of each year.
"The Program helped me become a confident change agent for education" Mr. Dwight Luckett, Superintendent of Canton School District