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Unique Characteristics of CPPP
Cohort - Students will work together throughout the program. Once the cohort is established, additional students will not be added. This allows the students to establish a close bond within the learning community.
Convenience - All of the courses are held at the Central Summit Center in Lee's Summit.
Strong focus on instructional leadership - Coursework will focus on analyzing various types of data and effectively using that data to improve student achievement.
Extensive work with a mentor - Students will be assigned a mentor at the beginning of the program by his/her district representative. The student will work with the mentor throughout the two years of the program, rather than the final two semesters as in most traditional programs.
Relevance of coursework - The professors in the CPPP have years of leadership experience at the building and/or district level. As a result, they have the ability to relate course content to real-life examples, helping the students better understanding how to apply the concepts in their schools. In addition, practicing school administrators present to classes throughout the program.
Academic Rigor - Coursework is designed to prepare graduates to be successful in leadership roles.
Students must be recommended - Students cannot directly enroll in the CPPP. They must be recommended by their district to participate in the program. Applications must be submitted to UCM by the participating district's contact person. The name of the contact person for each participating district is located on this web site.
CPPP Advisory Committee - The advisory committee consists of one representative from each participating district along with representatives from UCM. The purpose of the advisory committee is to review program data and make recommendations for improvement. The members of the advisory committee are the communication link to the participating school districts.
Job-embedded activities - Job embedded activities are incorporated throughout the coursework. Several of the courses require the students to interview their mentor and work directly with him/her on projects at their school. This process assists in adding meaning and relevance to the coursework.
On-going support - The unique structure of the CPPP provides support from many levels. Support is strong from fellow students, and from district personnel who have recommended students to the program. There is ongoing support from UCM faculty members. They support students throughout the program and support graduates as they begin looking for and obtain administrative positions.
For more information, contact Dr. Cliff Mohn