Curriculum Objectives

The Curriculum Objectives for the Department of Educational Leadership, grounded in the mission and strategic goals of the University and the conceptual framework of the School of Education, are aligned with the standards set forth by ISLLC, ELCC, CAEP, and the GaPSC.

Completers of the various programs within the department are prepared to

  1. Provide effective leadership to diverse P-12 schools, school districts, agencies, institutions and other organizations, to improve student academic learning outcomes.
  2. Provide leadership to non-P-12 schools and school districts locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, especially in the urban centers.
  3. Display knowledge about, sensitivity to, and appreciation for cultural diversity in the student population served by schools and school districts in the 21st Century.
  4. Direct the development of and pursuit of a shared educational vision for the school or district by mobilizing parents, teachers, support staff, and other community constituents.
  5. Apply tested theories and best practices of leadership as they interface with or enable application within the context of economic, social, political, and philosophical influences.
  6. Demonstrate effective management strategies in fostering communication, planning, resource development and allocation, and school/community building.
  7. Demonstrate efficiency in the utilization of technology for enhanced productivity in student learning outcomes and organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
  8. Foster an understanding of the global context within which 21st Century educational delivery systems must operate and develop programs to reflect this understanding.
  9. Build a culture and climate that will promote teaching and learning as the core focus and litmus test for the educational enterprise.