The Educational Objectives for the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership include:
To cultivate leadership capacities that further professional engagement in education.
To develop creative inquiry practices and skills.
To develop competencies required to facilitate transformative learning with an understanding of human development across multiple domains of practice and levels of human systems.
To acquire competencies entailed in guiding human development in the context of cultural evolution and transformation.
To acquire the competencies entailed in developing curricula that promote diversity and generative processes within learning communities.
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Program Learning Outcomes:
Reflexivity: The capacity to engage with and be aware of the structures of consciousness that shape and constitute our experience.
Empathy: The capacity to imagine into the other’s experience.
Collaborativity: The capacity to associate with others in ways that foster individuality, autonomy, complexity, dependability, and reciprocity.
Communication & Facilitation Skills: Skills that enable creative responses to challenges entailing high complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity in organizational, leadership, and educational contexts.
Culture: Knowledge of stories, values, and taboos that constitute how culture shapes individual and collective experiencewithin educational and other organizations.
Social Justice and Diversity: Identify the consequences and antecedents of injustice and oppression in cultural, organizational, and educational contexts, informed by transdisciplinary perspectives.
Organizational Leadership: Apply cutting edge theory about leadership and organizational structure and change in varying contexts; understand and utilize best practices for prompting increased educational effectiveness, sustainability, and humanity in a variety of organizations, institutions, and communities.
Educational Assessment: Apply understanding of educational assessment theory and practice that includes critical analysis of current trends in policy and practice, via consideration of the political and social contexts in which the assessment is utilized. Practice effective selection and analysis of data for institutional and individual development and learning.
Research: Utilize educational research in professional practice and decision-making with a critical-reflective understanding of its values and limits. Become an active member of the scientific research community as a consumer and producer of research.
Educational Theory and Practice: Identify key trends in educational philosophy and theory, both historically and ideologically, and link these insights to contemporary approaches to teaching and learning. Differentiate models of educational reform and various instances of progressive education, including models of curriculum development and how these relate to different political contexts and unique times and places.
Teaching Praxis and Learning Theory: Understand and apply principles, theories, and models from learning theory and human development to teaching, coaching, and organizational consulting praxis.
Graduation Requirements for M.Ed. in Educational Leadership:
Students are expected to complete 60 credits (600 hours)
Students are expected to complete a Creative Action Project (capstone).
Students have a maximum of four years from the initial date of enrollment to complete this degree.
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This overview is illustrative only; curricular choices are geared to the specific concentration the student may be taking. This curriculum is revised periodically and subject to change.