EMCED is committed to assuming a strong leadership role in supporting public educators’ efforts to develop quality learning environments in which all children can obtain a quality education. EMCED’s partnership with member school districts and Mississippi State University promotes high-quality instruction in the classroom and overall school improvement by enhancing and improving the personal and professional effectiveness of educators.  This is accomplished through high-quality professional development opportunities and support services provided in an efficient and affordable format.  


EMCED is excited to offer training for K-12 administrators needing professional learning opportunities to address leadership practices that administrators face daily in their local school and districts. The Institute is comprised of 8 modules based on the PSEL standards and are scheduled throughout the school year allowing participants to make the commitment to prepare, communicate and practice skills of the training. Each module is a two day training with 10 SEMI's or 1 OSL offered. The cost for each module is $160.00 for EMCED members and $220.00 for non-members.  

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EMCED has multiple trainings scheduled this summer in multiple disciplines to help educators. The sessions will provide training, and resources for participants. Use the Upcoming Events calendar to find more information as well as the registration page for each training offered. CEU's and SEMI's are offered for each training based on the number of hours the training is offered excluding breaks and lunch.

     Practical Leadership

This unique training program is designed for both entry level and career level administrators in MS schools. The goal of this training is to prepare school leaders for practical, effective leadership, which positively impacts school improvement and, subsequently, student learning. The program employs a number of learning platforms interspersed over the program's lifetime and addresses a wide range of topics necessary to prepare school leaders to meet today's challenges and responsibilities.

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