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Indian Leadership Education and Development (I LEAD) Project

ILEAD

The purpose of the I LEAD project is to recruit, educate, certify and place American Indian educators into administrative positions in schools with high populations of Native American students. The program will result in the award of a Masters degree in Educational Leadership and certification as a school principal. The curriculum focuses instruction on local school improvement initiatives through problem-based learning assignments. Each candidate will be assigned a mentor who is an experienced administrator in schools with high populations of Native American students. Classes will be delivered during the school year using computer-based instruction and summer classes held on the MSU campus at Bozeman, Montana. All participants must agree to serve as administrators in schools serving Native American children for a period of time equal to the length of their education and training.

Additional Information

I LEAD Principal Preparation Information (M.Ed.)
I LEAD Principal Preparation Course Schedule
I LEAD Superintendent Preparation Information (Ed.S or Ed.D.)
I LEAD Superintendent Preparation Course Schedule
Participant Agreement
Photos from Previous I LEAD cohorts
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If you wish to receive more information about the ILEAD program, please contact Catherine Johnson, ILEAD Project Director, by phone 406-994-7363 or email catherine.johnson7@montana.edu.


Please click here to access a full list of the application materials required for consideration in the ILEAD program. The first item on the list is the Graduate School application, and can be accessed here.