Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Carol F. Sheffer

Second Advisor

Dr. Charles Warfield

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The purpose of this paper was to describe a six-week internship completed with the Berrien Springs Public School. The majority of the intern's time was spent observing the functions of the central office and performing tasks related to that office.

Chapter I contains some background information describing the Berrien Springs Public Schools. It contains the intern's prospectus and rationale.

Chapter II describes the leadership process and the Assistant Superintendent's positioning in the school district as to his functions in the central office.

Chapter III describes the specific tasks assigned and completed by the intern.

Chapter IV describes other learning situations experienced by the intern, Some of these experiences had not been planned, therefore, they were not contained in the prospectus.

Chapter V summarizes and evaluates the six-week internship activities performed by the intern.