Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Carol F. Sheffer

Second Advisor

Dr. Charles C. Warfield

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The intern's goal was to gain leadership experience relative to the position of high school principal. The objectives for meeting the goal were:

1. Acquisition of administrative and technical skills in the development of policy content and procedures for high school students and staff

2. Acquisition of human relations skills in administrative group problem solving activities and public relations techniques

3. Acquisition of conceptual skills in curriculum development Methods for accomplishing the objectives were active participation, discussions, and observations. Objectives were achieved as demonstrated by summary information and products. The intern was able to conclude from the experience that a high school principal must demonstrate leadership in a variety of technical, human relations, and conceptual skill areas to effectively achieve desired outcomes.