FAU’s PROPEL Has Grown from a $3.5 Million Grant into a Self-sustaining Program
Florida Atlantic University’s Principal Rapid Orientation and Preparation in Educational Leadership program is the result of a $3.5 million grant awarded by the Florida Department of Education in December 2011 for its innovative approach to a principal preparation program. Successful completers earn dual certification in Level I Educational Leadership and Level II School Principal certification. While the first and second cohorts of teacher candidates received grant funding for their classes, its fourth and third cohorts are self-sustaining.
Since the program’s founding, three cohorts of teacher leaders have participated in the PROPEL program which seeks to develop and fast track Broward County teacher leaders into school administrators. In February, ten teacher leaders were vetted and accepted for the fourth and newest cohort, and on May 10th the program's newest cohort of teacher leaders began their PROPEL journey with the start of the summer semester.