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  • Policy Number: SP.03.010
  • Version: Original
  • Drafted By: Joan M. Karp, PhD.
  • Approved By: Richard R. Rush
  • Approval Date: 11/11/03
  • Effective Date: 11/11/03
  • Supersedes:


The objective of the Principals Leadership Program is to prepare effective instructional leaders for California Public Schools who:

  • Understand the role of instructional leadership in promoting the success of all students
  • Understand and demonstrate the full range of standards of competence and performance set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing:
    • Demonstrates the ability to facilitate the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community
    • Advocates, nurtures, and sustains a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth
    • Ensures the management of the school organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment
    • Collaborates with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs and mobilizing community resources
    • Models a personal code of ethics and development of professional leadership capacity
    • Understands, responds to, and influences the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context of schools
  • Link research and theory with effective practice in addressing the complex challenges facing today’s school leaders
  • Integrate the power of technology into the skills of educational leadership


Mission: In direct response to the Mission of California State University Channel Islands the Principals Leadership Program will:

  • Facilitate learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches
  • Emphasize experiential and service learning
  • Create learning communities that integrate university and community resources
  • Graduate students with multicultural and international perspectives

Core Values: The Principals Leadership Program is founded on the core values that characterize the entire Education Program:

  • Continuous improvement is essential to our lives
  • Collaboration and inclusion are central to our work
  • Professionalism is demonstrated by our service to the University and to the community
  • Teaching all children, regardless of their learning situation is everyone’s responsibility and is reflected throughout the program
  • Critical reflection and inquiry are an integral part of our professional responsibility
  • The responsibility for acknowledging, affirming, and responding to linguistic, ethnic, and special needs resides with everyone



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