Overview of Courses and Master’s Portfolio
PLI is designed for working urban school professionals. Approximately 40 students enter the program each June and enroll in foundational courses in learning theory, social justice, law, management, research, school policy and instructional leadership, as outlined below. Most PLI candidates are full-time teachers, counselors, coaches, coordinators or assistant principals. The cohort learns together in university-based courses and through practice in schools supported by UCLA field supervisors. Candidates complete a master’s project at the end of their spring quarter in the program and then graduate in early August earning their Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and M.Ed.