The goal of the entire effort is to "home grow" new school leaders at a time when there is a shrinking pool of candidates for administration jobs, said Ernest Rose, dean of BU's School of Education and Human Development.
In four years, 57 teachers have gone through local leadership academies, and roughly 40 percent are now in school administration.
But not having a certification program has been "a missing piece" in the local effort, Rose
and the state Education Department must approve BU's
program, and the university must find resources to support it, Rose
anticipates it will be the fall of 2006 before the program can begin.