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The Fellowship combines New Leaders 20+ years of proven effective principal preparation expertise with equity-focused scholarship from pre-eminent, minority-serving institutions to offer a pathway to licensure in over 40 states.

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Your dream of becoming a principal is more achievable than ever.

At New Leaders, we want to support you on your path to school leadership. Through the generous support of philanthropic partners,
full scholarships to our prestigious Fellowship are currently available for those who qualify.
Contact us for more information.

Graduate Ready to Lead and Advance Equity in Schools

The Fellowship is uniquely designed for you.
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Real-time Feedback

Experienced coaches to support you as problem-solve, grow, and improve
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Equity-centered Curriculum

Content that prepares you to lead with social justice mindset
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Principal Placement

Assistance and ongoing professional development to ensure your success

Hear What Our Fellows Are Saying

Next cohort launch:
August 2024 (Fall Start)
Next application window:
February - June 30, 2024

Program Details

Program Overview
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With the Fellowship, you will exercise leadership before stepping into the principal role. Monthly personalized coaching sessions, combined with a principal residency and cohort-based learning, enable you to learn from current and former principals and alongside peers who share your vision and values. Complete our eligibility check to find out more about the specific program(s) available to you.

Program Credits and Length
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Program credits and length vary by university partner. Complete our eligibility check to find out what program options are available to you.

Program commitment
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The Fellowship is designed for full-time teachers. While classes are in session, fellows can expect to dedicate 10-12 hours a week to the program including one weekly synchronous session and one monthly personal coaching session. Complete our eligibility check to find out more about the specific program(s) available to you.

University enrollment options
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We partner with different universities, and the enrollment options vary by state. Complete our eligibility check to find out what program options are available to you.

Program Costs
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Program costs vary by university partner and program track, but start as low as $15,000. Complete our eligiblity check to explore the program option that is right for you.

Scholarships, Tuition, and Financial Aid
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Through the generous support of philanthropic partners, scholarships are available to the Fellowship for those who qualify. Monthly payment plans are also available for all individuals enrolled in the Fellowship. In addition, candidates for the Master’s + Certification Track are eligible for federal financial aid and are required to submit a FAFSA. Financial aid is orchestrated solely by the university enrollment partner. Complete our eligibility check to find out what financial aid opportunities are available for you. Apply today and begin your journey to becoming a principal.

Our Fellows Are Graduating Ready to Lead

100%
of Participants
feel the Fellowship increased their ability to support the improvement of academic outcomes for students
100%
of Participants
indicate that the Fellowship has been a valuable experience​
95%
of Participants
would recommend the Fellowship to others

Results You Can Count On

New Leaders has the most effective approach to principal development in the country. Multiple independent evaluations have proven that in schools led by a New Leaders principal:

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Students perform better in reading and math
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Students have better attendance rates
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Students gain additional months of learning
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Principals themselves stay longer in their roles
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Michelle Means
Fellowship Alum, '23
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*Administrator credential requirements are at all times subject to the applicable requirements of the credentialing state.  Individuals are encouraged to review the credentialing and reciprocity requirements of their state. All credentialing determinations are made by the credentialing state; accordingly, New Leaders cannot guarantee any individual an administrator credential at any time.

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