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The Fellowship prepares full-time teachers like you to become the effective principals and change-makers your students deserve. Through our online principal certification program, you will acquire the skills and practices you need to be a highly effective principal. 

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Why Choose the Fellowship?

Results you can count on: Built upon the the largest evidence-base of effective principal preparation in the country

Centered on equity: Designed to honor the experiences of educators of color and center culturally-responsive instruction to create schools where everyone thrives

Community of peers: Learn from expert principals and alongside educators who share your vision for education 

For Full-Time Teachers: Fulfill your certification and residency requirements in your school, in your current role, with courses online

Real-time Feedback: Monthly individualized coaching sessions support daily leadership practice so you're ready to lead from day one

Fast-track to certification: Become principal-ready in as little as 10 months through a network of accredited college and university partners

Network of support: Ongoing access to mentorship, coaching, leadership seminars and a national alumni community to support and sustain you

Hear From Our Fellows

One Fellowship. Two program tracks.

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Certification-Only Track

18 credit hours

10 months

For those who already have a master's degree

Certification + Master's Track

30 credit hours

16 months


A Program Design Centered in Equity

As a Fellow, you will engage in online coursework, individual coaching, and complete a year-long residency in your current school system. The curriculum is steeped in the deep history and long-standing scholarship of our partners:
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New Leaders Transformational Leadership Framework™ to develop effective, evidence-based leadership actions that are central to sustained school improvement and student success


Morehouse Center for Excellence in Education’s CANDLE Framework to enhance content focused on racial literacy, social justice, and culturally-responsive practice


Clark Atlanta University’s distinguished history and demonstrated expertise in preparing competent, autonomous, critical-thinking candidates for P12 schools, particularly those belonging to culturally and linguistically diverse groups

I feel like the Fellowship will help me be the school leader that I deserve and want to be."
Cinique Weekes-Bynoe, January 2022 Cohort Alumnus


Still have questions about the Fellowship?

Contact an Enrollment Advisor at onlineadmissions@fellowship.newleaders.org.