Instructional Leadership P-12 (Education Specialist)

Principal with students

The mission of the Instructional Leadership Program Area within the Department of Professional Counseling & Leadership of the College of Education and Professional Studies is to recruit and prepare educators for effective practice in the field of educational administration, with special attention to curriculum and instruction.

Potential Careers

  • Assistant Principal
  • Principal
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Superintendent
  • Central Office Administration

Median Annual Salary

Instructional leaders in AL


Source: Alabama State Department of Education

Additional Facts

  • Leading to a Class "AA" Instructional Leader Certificate
  • All coursework can be conveniently completed online with the support of a variety of digital tools designed to support learning.
  • Classes are small and allow students an opportunity to work with other school leaders from across Alabama.
  • All courses are project-based to provide students with authentic activities connected to their schools.
  • Students have opportunities to develop professional relationships with their JSU professors as they work together throughout their Instructional Leadership Program.
  • The IL Program provides assignment opportunities for students to impact achievement within their school or district.
  • Students have an opportunity to develop a mentoring relationship with their principal.

Online Program Contact

Dr. Stacey Gill  
(256) 782-5086
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