Building Skills and Understanding for Prospective DoDEA Principals

1 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Educators Only

The purposes of the DoDEA Pacific Assistant Principals Academy are to 1.) build leadership capacity for success with the key roles and responsibilities of the Assistant Principal and 2.) build a well-developed DODEA leadership/management Principal pipeline where candidates will be successful in those roles at least three years later.

Course Responsibilities:

  • Attend and fully participate in designated professional learning sessions (PL)
  • Read, reflect, and comment on readings provided by the instructor
  • Contribute to sessions by participating in all activities & discussions
  • Participant must complete all assigned readings and submit course assignments, including discussion posts and final culminating paper

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA educators.

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What You Will Learn

  • Build leadership capacity for success with the key roles and responsibilities of the Assistant Principal
  • Support a Principal pathway where instructional leaders will be successful in ongoing leadership roles within the agency at least three years later


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

Key Benefits of Credit Validation Courses

Make Your Work Count

Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

Advance Faster

Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.