Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Carol F. Sheffer

Second Advisor

Dr. Richard E. Munsterman

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This report describes an internship experience completed in the central administrative offices at Three Rivers Community Schools, Three Rivers, Michigan, during the summer of 1981.

The purpose of the internship was to enrich the intern's experience and understanding of the role and responsibilities of an assistant superintendent. To accomplish this, the intern was actively involved in the daily activities of the assistant superintendent. Valuable practical experiences were acquired by placing special emphasis on the areas of negotiations, employer-employee relations; employee selection and evaluation; and preparing a school system to be staffed and physically ready for a new School year. In addition, the intern had numerous opportunities to work with other administrators by observing their methods of operation and discussing with each their leadership philosophies and perceived responsibilities. Many of these experiences reinforced what the intern had learned through completed course work at the university.