Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals

Preparing school leaders.

The EPPSP Program is designed to incorporate all aspects of the principalship training model into a six-semester experience, allowing you to work in a cohort group environment. 

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Innovative. Experience-Based.

The Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals (EPPSP) is an innovative and experience-based master’s program that prepares its graduates for the many challenges facing school administrators. It provides hands-on opportunities for students to demonstrate proficiency and to practice leadership skills in their schools. The EPPSP program is nationally recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

EPPSP students complete a two-year, 36-hour intensive master of science degree program. Students must stay active in the program each consecutive semester and summer until completion. Students can earn six credit hours in each of the classes. Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7:00-9:30 PM.

Program Highlights

The experiential design of EPPSP incorporates each aspect of the principalship training model into a six-semester experience. Utilizing the concept of adult learning as an essential foundation, this experience allows school leaders to work together intensely in a cohort group environment.

Student Reflection

“I chose Butler University’s EPPSP program because of the strong alumni base and its rich history of going above and beyond to produce the best of the best! EPPSP has helped me develop into a better leader because of its research-based approach and the many diverse opportunities we experience.”

—Franklyn Bush, EPPSP Group 28

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