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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Charter School Leadership Certificate (Online)

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Contact Information

Program Director: Manuel Ponce

Academic Advisor: Danielle West


The fully online Certificate in Charter School Leadership Program is designed to equip candidates with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions needed to serve as educational leaders in California. The Program is rooted in the rationale that twenty-first century leaders require knowledge and skills in the following areas: systemic reform; reflective practice; ethical, moral, and collaborative decision-making; diversity and inclusion; critical inquiry; advocacy for technology and is accessibility to all stakeholders; transformative leadership; and assessment/research. 

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
    • One letter must be from applicant’s employer
  • 2 sealed official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Charter Schools Program Agreement
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Statement of Intent addressing:
    • Applicant’s understanding of diversity, social justice, and student achievement. Discuss implications of these for leadership and how they intersect with your personal leadership in your current school setting, as well as in future administrative leadership roles.
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or a 3.05 in the last 60 undergraduate units, or a 3.0 in at least 9 graduate units is required.
  • For applicants who completed an undergraduate/graduate degree outside of the U.S.A.:
    • Transcript evaluations
    • TOEFL or IELTS minimum score

Certificate Requirements

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