Online Course: Principal Leadership for The Early Grades


NAESP is now offering a seven-month course in early learning specifically designed principals, assistant principals, or district leaders in early learning to expand their knowledge and skills in best early childhood practices in a virtual online setting. Participants will gain practical resources and knowledge of NAESP’s six early learning competencies outlined in Leading Learning Communities: A Principals Guide to Early Learning and the Early Grades

Participants who wish to earn graduate credits at zero tuition cost can apply to Bethel University online to be a non-degree seeking, individual course student. There is a one-time $200 transcription fee. More information about Bethel’s Doctor of Education: Leadership in K-12 Administration program.

Registration is being waived for helping NAESP pilot our new online course. Participants will be expected to provide feedback as they progress through the coursework. The course cohort will meet every other Thursday, beginning February 2 until August 24, from 8-9 p.m. ET.

Due to the high volume of interest in the pilot course, we reached our maximum capacity of 20 participants very quickly and have now started a wait list. We encourage you to still sign up, as we will refer to the waitlist to fill any slots, should they become available. 

Registration closes Jan. 27, 2023

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Start date: February 2, 2023

End date: August 24, 2023