The UT Principalship Program (UTAPP) is an academic concentration within the Public School Executive Leadership (PSEL) program. Students earn a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree that provides the opportunity to pursue a career as a principal or an administrator in school leadership. Upon completion, students are qualified to take a state principal exam.
The Principalship Program prepares students with the essential skills needed to make schools work for all children. Our goal is to transform educators into insightful, successful school leaders, capable of instilling collaboration between students, staff, parents, central office support, and community members.
Utilizing quantitative and qualitative data analysis, students conduct an in-depth campus study of a local school to identify areas of need. Students then complete extensive research to determine how to best address these needs. This authentic experience launches master’s students into the world of scholarly research and school leadership – an optimal blend of theory and practice.