National Aspiring Principals Fellowship
Leadership Changes Everything
Discover how the Fellowship can unlock your leadership potential.
Closing The Representation Gap In School Leadership
However, while more than 54% of all U.S. public school students are students of color, only 20% of all U.S. principals are Black or Hispanic/Latinx. This does not have to be the reality.
The Fellowship integrates the 20+ year research and evidence base of New Leaders nationally renowned principal preparation program and the equity-centered conceptual frameworks of Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College into a transformative online experience that prepares diverse cohorts of aspiring principals from across the country to face the challenges of today’s schools as they lead with equity and drive towards results. This is principal preparation at its finest.
Results You Can Count On
In schools led by graduates from our principal preparation programs:
have schools led by a principal that graduated from our preparation program
trained through our program identify as Black and/or Hispanic/Latinx
trained through our program go on to lead at the district-level
A Program Design Centered In Equity
One Fellowship, Two Learning Tracks
The Principal Certification Track
The Masters + Certification Track
Why Choose The Fellowship For Your Leadership Journey?
The Fellowship is a comprehensive blended learning experience supported by a job-embedded residency, monthly individual coaching, and community connection. Designed to be flexible for full-time education leaders, the Fellowship consists of approximately 10-12 hours per week of synchronous and asynchronous work and engages a school-site sponsor to support participants in immediately applying their learning on-site.
Tuition is $10,000 - $20,000, depending on the selected program of study.
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About Clark Atlanta University
Established in 1988 by the historic consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), Clark Atlanta University continues a 150-year legacy rooted in African American tradition and focused on the future through global innovation, transformative educational experiences, and high-value engagement.
Clark Atlanta University cultivates lifted lives that transform the world. Notable alumni include: James Weldon Johnson; American civil rights activist, poet, and songwriter (Lift Every Voice and Sing "The Black National Anthem"); Ralph David Abernathy Sr., American civil rights activist; Congressman Hank Johnson, Georgia District 4; Kenya Barris, American award-winning television and movie producer; Kenny Leon, Tony Award-winning Broadway Director; Jacque Reid, Emmy Award-winning Television Personality and Journalist; Brandon Thompson, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for NASCAR; Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Recording Academy.
To learn more about Clark Atlanta University, visit www.cau.edu.
About New Leaders
New Leaders is redefining how schools are led. New Leaders builds the capacity of equity-minded school leaders who are committed to the success of every child. Our leaders remove barriers to success for underestimated and underserved students, supporting students in fully realizing their futures as the next generation of great thinkers, innovators, and leaders for our society.
In 20 years, we have trained more than 6,000 equity-focused leaders—sixty percent of whom identify as leaders of color. Our leaders impact more than 750,000 students in our K-12 school system annually and serve as powerful and positive forces for change in their communities.
To learn more about New Leaders, visit www.newleaders.org.