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

Charter/Small School Leadership Certificate

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Contact Information

Program Director: Manuel Ponce

Academic Advisor: Danielle West


The Certificate in Charter/Small School Leadership consists of 11 semester hours (3 classes) in one academic year. Designed for those who already have a general background in educational leadership, are already leading in a charter school, or an innovator who wants to explore creating their own school, this Certificate provides candidates with cutting-edge research, as well as with the practical skills they need to succeed in innovative charter school and small school settings.

Program Admissions 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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