Students who seek the licensure endorsement Administration and Supervision PK-12 complete a 320-hour internship. Throughout the courses, students gather experience in some of the major areas of school administration. During the final semester, students work with their on-site advisor, usually a principal or superintendent of schools, to acquire a diversity of experiences that are aligned with national standards of leadership. Since our students have come from more than 30 states across the U.S. as well as Paris, France, each student arranges the internship experiences with local PK-12 schools and with the permission of the coordinator of the Administration and Supervision program. Students also create a portfolio of their work using specified guidelines.
The Administration and Supervision program is primarily designed to prepare graduates to serve as a PK-12 principal or assistant principal in a public, private, or Catholic school. There is special attention to the unique character of the Catholic school. Other graduates serve as directors of various aspects of the school administration, as well as directors of Religious Education and Athletic Directors. Many students come to Marymount’s program seeking the M.Ed. to complement their current role in school administration, while others are teachers identified with leadership abilities who are then qualified to serve in various school administrative areas.