ELPS 698/ELPS 699: Internship in School Administration and Capstone I & II (3, 3)
Both courses provide students with the opportunity to engage in field-based activities related to school administration. These experiential learning experiences afford students the opportunity to practice administrative and leadership skills under the guidance of a mentor (practicing school administrator). A full year internship is required for the MSA degree program. The Comprehensive Assessment Portfolio (CAP) is embedded in the year-long internship and is the capstone experience for candidates in the MSA degree and add-on licensure program. The purpose of the CAP is three-fold. The first purpose is to encourage candidates to think about connections across courses throughout the MSA program. The second purpose is to further advance candidate learning at the end of the MSA program by causing candidates to reflect on and analyze the personal learning and growth that occurred during the program and internship experience. The third purpose is to help MSA faculty assess whether a candidate has achieved an acceptable level of learning and growth during the program. Prior to the end of the Internship, students are to submit and defend their CAP.