Assessment Description

Professional standards guide the short- and long-term functions of a school. Leaders within the school use professional standards to implement the school’s mission and vision with the ultimate goal of student achievement.

Allocate at least 3 hours in the field to support this field experience.

Review the “COE Sample Educational Administration Field Experience/Internship Activities” to identify activities to observe and participate in with your principal mentor.

Select a leader activity to observe that focuses on your principal mentor’s or another school leader’s performance. Record your observations and identify key decision points.

With your remaining hours, shadow your principal mentor, observing and/or participating in leadership activities.

Following your observations and participation, complete a 250-500 word reflection on your experiences. Focus the reflection on one of the activities you observed in which the principal mentor demonstrated, or could have demonstrated, leading with purpose, integrity, and reliability. Incorporate one or more PSEL standards and one or more ethical standards from the National Association of Secondary School Principals into your reflection and describe how you will apply what you have learned to your future professional practice.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and PSEL standards should be referenced using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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