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Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) Education Leadership Advisory Board

Program Overview

The Graduate Programs in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies are designed for persons preparing to become school administrators as well as those who are practicing administrators in need of upgrading specific knowledge and skills. The programs are designed to produce individuals who:

  • possess the fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes relative to all phases of the organization, management, and leadership of school systems;
  • are familiar with the forces and influences which impinge on the process of education;
  • can use with intelligence and discrimination the findings of research and evaluation; and 
  • are sensitive to the interrelationship between school systems and the communities they serve.

Mission
The Department's mission is to prepare educational professionals in school administration and educational supervision for K-12 schools within the framework of educational and social policy. The faculty —through teaching, research, and community service—seeks to contribute to the understanding and the resolution of educational leadership and management issues with particular attention to the educational needs of African Americans and other historically excluded ethnic groups.

Conceptual Framework
The SOE has high quality professional education programs derived from a conceptual framework that is knowledge-based, articulated, shared, coherent, consistent with the unit and/or institutional mission, and continuously evaluated. Reflective Educators/Practitioners, Facilitators of Change and Scholar Researchers. The framework also contains statements of desired student outcomes. The SOE faculty has defined eight critical abilities/outcomes that it believes all students must demonstrate if they are to become leaders in education.

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Think Critically

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Analyze and Solve Problems

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Make Ethical Decisions

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Apply Knowledge by Linking Theory with Practice

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Understand and Use Technology

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Know and Understand Self, History and Community

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Assume Leadership Roles in Global Communities

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Demonstrate Knowledge, Sensitivity, and Skill in Working with Special Needs and Diverse Populations