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Developing leaders. Transforming education.
The School Executive Leadership Academy (SELA) partners Queens McColl School of Business, Queens Cato School of Education and local Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and surrounding districts to accelerate the flow of qualified leaders for our schools. This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education. It combines the expertise of the School of Business in developing leaders with the School of Education's and the school districts' expertise in education.
Unlike traditional master's in school administration programs, the SELA curriculum is highly experiential and relevant, placing participants in a variety of situations built around a simulated school. It is designed to replicate the real challenges a school principal faces. It combines a rigorous selection process, an intensive summer cohort experience with the simulated school, and a residency year spent as a full-time intern to a trained mentor principal.
During the residency year and the first year on the job as a principal, SELA will continue to provide group and individual coaching sessions and classes to extend support as the novice principal transitions into the job. Successful SELA participants can earn up to 18 credit hours that may apply toward a Master of Educational Leadership (online), Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Organization Development degree—all available at Queens University of Charlotte.
To nominate a colleague, complete the Nomination Form.
To apply to the SELA program, complete the SELA Application Form.
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Ready to develop your leadership in education? Contact Alison Hiltz at email@example.com.