EdWeek checks in with Chicago's UIC school leadership program and similar programs around the country where the emphasis is on school-based experience rather than classroom learning (More Principals Learn the Job in Real Schools). The story features Rituparna "Rita" Raichoudhuri, a principal in residence at Wells, who's working with a graduate of the UIC program, Principal Ernesto Matias. Started not too long ago, the UIC program has placed 83 principals, according to honcho Steve Tozer.
Is the UIC program any better or different than others like it, including the New Leaders program, which also features a residency year?
Are these residency programs any better than what you'd get in a traditional administrative degree/certification program in Chicago?