Educational Leadership and Supervision Program

Learning Goal 1 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed in Writing):

Candidates the Educational Leadership programs will demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical, and professional knowledge necessary for successful performance in their field.

Students will:
  • Understand and promote continual and sustainable school(district) improvement by appropriately evaluating school (district) progress.
  • Understand and know how to sustain a school (district) culture and instructional program through collaboration, trust, and personalized learning with high expectations for all students.
  • Understand how school (district) policies protect welfare and safety of students and staff.
  • Understand how school districts are governed and how school district policy establishes the foundation for administrative roles, responsibilities, and initiatives.

Learning Goal 2 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed Skills and Dispositions):

Candidates in the Educational Leadership programs will demonstrate professional skills and dispositions necessary for successful performance in their field.

Students will:
  • Collaboratively develop, articulate, and steward a district vision, using data to identify goals and evaluate progress toward those goals.
  • Create and evaluate a comprehensive, rigorous, and coherent curricular and instructional school (district) program using appropriate technologies.
  • Develop and supervise the instructional and leadership capacity of school (district) staff.
  • Monitor and evaluate school (district) management and operational systems efficiently using human, fiscal, and technological resources
  • Respond to community interests and needs by building and sustaining productive school (district) relationships with community partners.

Learning Goal 3 (SERVICE): 

Candidates in the Educational Leadership programs will demonstrate willingness to use their skills to benefit and serve society.  Within the contexts of their work, candidates promote authentic learning, social and emotional development, and a commitment to social justice in environments that foster respect for diversity and the dignity of all. 

Students will:
  • Understand and mobilize community resources by promoting an understanding, appreciation, and use of diverse cultural, social, and intellectual resources within the school (district) community.
  • Understand and advocate for school (district) students, families, and caregivers by acting to influence local, district, state, and national decisions affecting student learning in a school (district) environment.
  • Understand moral and ethical implications of policy options and political strategies.

Learning Goal 4 (PROFESSIONALISM):

Candidates will demonstrate self-reflection as a habit of mind, continuously assessing and refining their professional practice as they construct a rich repertoire of research-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective performance ensuring that all students and/or clients have optimal opportunities to learn and grow.

Students will:
  • Act with integrity and fairness to ensure a school system of accountability for every student’s academic and social success and will model principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior.

Learning Goal 5 (LEADERSHIP): 

Candidates will become adept at applying their acquired knowledge in the process of evaluating their own professional performance and decision-making with respect to its impact on students and/or clients, organizations, and the wider community.

Students will:
  • Understand and evaluate potential moral and legal consequences of decision making in the school (district) and will promote social justice to ensure that individual student needs inform all aspects of schooling.
  • Understand and can anticipate and assess emerging trends and initiatives in order to adapt school (district)-based leadership strategies in an effort to improve the performance of the students.