Program Overview

The Education Leadership Specialization Program prepares leaders throughout the educational enterprise (P-12 and Higher Education Concentration) with the skills necessary to practice socially responsible leadership and affect change in our educational communities. 

The program prepares students to provide leadership for social justice by working to create inclusive, equitable learning communities, that assure the success of all learners.

P-12 Concentration

The P-12 Concentration offers students understanding and application of leadership skills related to relationship building, communication, and the ability to apply, model, and analyze curriculum, instructional strategies, assessment, standards-based accountability systems, and data-based school improvement. The program also develops each student’s understanding of basic school administrative responsibilities including resource management, personnel supervision, and daily operational issues related to safety, law, and public policy of the P-12 level.

This concentration also prepares candidates to complete the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.

Higher Education Concentration

This concentration focuses on developing the ability to implement and evaluate curriculum/programs, instructional strategies, and assessment systems.  The concentration also develops each student's understanding of basic administrative responsibilities including resource management, staff supervision, and daily operational issues related to safety, law, and public policy.

Candidates pursuing the higher education focus will develop an understanding of the history and structure of American higher education and the development of college students.

Program Advisor

Charles Weis

Important Information

P-12 Concentration

FALL 2016 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Program Course Outline (PDF, 37KB)

Admission Requirements

Higher Education Concentration

FALL 2016 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Program Course Outline (PDF, 159KB)

Admission Requirements (PDF, 82KB)

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