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Leadership Certification Program

Leadership Certification Program (LCP):

The Region 18 ESC Leadership Certification Program provides opportunities for professionals with advanced degrees to become certified educational leaders.

LCP candidates are eligible to be placed on a probationary certificate to fulfill leadership positions in a school district while enrolled in the program. After successful completion of the practicum and all program requirements, the candidate is recommended for certification to the State Board of Educator Certification.


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Leadership Certification Program (LCP)

The Leadership Certification Program is provided through Region 18 in collaboration with the regional school districts and participating charter schools. The program is designed to assist our schools in filling administrative positions with highly trained, exceptional administrators who understand the commitment and dedication required and who have the skills necessary to promote continuous school improvement. The LCP is a 12-month program composed of pre-service training, field-based experiences and internship supervised by a mentoring administrator. The hybrid program offers flexible training opportunities to accommodate working educators through online courses, face-to-face trainings on some Saturdays, and during part of the summer. The Leadership Certification Program is state accredited and meets SBEC requirements.


Major Program Emphasis


  • Instructional Leadership
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Communication
  • Research-based curriculum and instruction management
  • Fiscal Management
  • Supervision
  • Real-world, field-based performance activities
  • Practicum