New Leaders

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Emerging Leaders Admissions

Below you will find information regarding the four-step admissions process. After reviewing this information, we strongly encourage you to review the ‘Requirements by Location’ page as this information varies city-by-city.

For general questions about the admissions process, please contact us at Our admissions process focuses on a few critical competencies we have found to be the most important in driving dramatic student achievement, including the belief that all students can achieve, strong instructional skills, the ability to think critically, and the skills necessary to lead others to action.

Application process for the New Leaders ELP

Emerging Leaders Program Admissions Deadlines: Please view deadlines by city here >>

Note: eligibility verification must be completed at least 72 hours prior to the admissions deadline.

Eligibility Verification

The first step in the admissions process for the Emerging Leaders Program is to complete an Interest Form or Nomination Form.

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Eligibility Form
After submitting the Interest Form or being nominated by a colleague, applicants will be sent an automated email with instructions for completing the Eligibility Form.

The Eligibility Form serves to determine applicant eligibility for one of our two primary leadership training programs: the Emerging Leaders Program, which strengthens the leadership skills of talented teachers and instructional leaders, or the Aspiring Principals Program, which is best suited for those who feel that they could be ready to assume the principalship after one year of intensive training and support in our Residency program, working with a mentor principal in a school.

In order to be eligible to apply to either program, candidates must meet the eligibility requirements for their preferred program location. Candidates who do not work in a location where the Emerging Leaders Program is offered, or who are not currently in a teaching or school-based instructional role, may apply for the Aspiring Principals Program through the national admissions process. Review the Requirements by Location page to learn more. After submitting the Eligibility Form, candidates are notified via email which program is best suited to their experience and are instructed on how to begin the application process. Ineligible candidates will be also informed of their status.

New Leaders admits program participants of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. For more information, please click here.

Application Process

Complete the Interest Form or Nomination Form

Complete the Eligibility Form

Complete Admissions Activities

Receive final decision notification