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School Leadership

The evidence is clear – you cannot have great schools without great school leaders. Fortune School of Education is pleased to announce its new School Leadership Program, which results in the California Administrative Services Credential or Charter School Leader Certificate. This program is focused on producing charter school leaders who will develop and lead high-quality charter schools in high need areas. This 1-year, intensive leadership program is open to charter school educators who want to earn a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and charter school developers who want to develop a charter school petition in a small cohort environment. Participants will be under the guidance of Fortune School of Education faculty with deep expertise in charter school development and operations. This is the ideal program for charter school developers who seek a supportive environment in which to create new schools or grow schools within an existing charter school network.
Admissions


Eligibility Criteria: Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
1. Possession of a valid prerequisite teaching or services credential (see application for details);
2. A minimum of five years of successful, full-time service in the public schools or private schools of equivalent status
3. Passage of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).

This option is designed for individuals who possess a valid teaching or services credential and meet the CCTC’s eligibility requirements for the Administrative Services Credential. These aspiring school leaders will lead charter or traditional public schools.

Eligibility Criteria: Charter School Leadership Certificate
1. Bachelor’s Degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher
2. A minimum of five years of successful, full-time service in the public schools or private schools of equivalent status
3. Statement of vision and plan that demonstrates your likelihood of success in operating a charter school.

This option is designed for community and organizational leaders seeking to build a strong understanding of how to develop and operate a high-performing public charter school.

Tuition & Fees


Tuition: $7500

3 installments during course of study, not deducted from payroll