Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Carol F. Sheffer

Second Advisor

Dr. James Davenport

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This paper describes internship experiences which occurred in the central administration office of a public school district in Michigan. The plan for the internship is contained in a prospectus which has been included in the first chapter. A rationale for the internship and for the selection of sites for the internship also can be found in chapter I.

The second chapter is devoted to a description of experiences, problems, and responsibilities that occurred during the internship and included the following: central office personnel work, business office functions, and a special assignment from the president of the board of education. This assignment involved a revision of an elementary school level hot lunch program.

Chapter III deals with comparisons of what was observed by the intern with what could have been done as described in the literature concerning school business management, educational planning, and leadership.

The fourth chapter examines the internship experiences as they relate to goals outlined in the prospectus. Objectives that were met are cited as are those that were not accomplished.