Taking School Leadership to the Next Level
The School Leadership specialization is designed for experienced K-12 educators who aspire to leadership roles within their schools and communities. The School Leadership concentration features a five-course specialization sequence that addresses essential areas of school leadership including data driven decision-making, instructional leadership, professional learning communities, meaningful engagement with families and communities, and ethical and professional norms. All courses are grounded in a social justice foundation and are designed to prepare school leaders who advance equity and excellence in their schools and communities.
Students who graduate with a M.Ed. specializing in School Leadership will be well prepared to complete the examinations and/or performance based assessments required by their individual states for administrative credentials.
Catholic School Leadership Option: Students who are interested in Catholic school leadership would have the option to include a Catholic School Leadership course (described below) as part of their 30-unit MEd program. This course could be taken in place of EDUC 5XX: Ethical Leadership in an Era of School Reform.