Board of Public Education/OPI Internship

The Board of Public Education/Office of Public Instruction BPE/OPI Internship is designed for candidates who do not possess licensure as a K-12 Principal or Superintendent and who have been hired into a school leadership position requiring principal or superintendent licensure. The BPE/OPI Internship allows the candidate to properly hold a school leadership position while completing coursework to earn full licensure. To be eligible, a candidate must be already hired into a school leadership position and must sign an agreement between their school board trustees and MSU's Educational Leadership Program. The agreement stipulates that MSU will supervise the candidate while he/she completes coursework toward full licensure. There is an extra fee that the candidate or district pays directly to MSU for the supervision.

How to Apply

Educational Leadership Faculty

Dr. Jason Cummins, Assistant Professor and Program Leader

Dr. Bill Ruff, Professor
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