The purpose of the Administration and Supervision program is to prepare individuals for organizational leadership and decision making, the design and implementation of instruction for student achievement, management of the organization and its operations, human resource development, and building parent involvement and community support. Classroom teachers may want to enroll in the educational leadership program to prepare themselves to serve in a variety of leadership roles within their school and board (team leaders, chairpersons, coordinators) in addition to administrative positions.
The educational administration and supervision program of the College of Education is founded on a commitment to developing practitioners who, in the Vincentian tradition, foster professional commitment and responsibility, professional relationships, and critical thinking and reflective practice. Additionally, we expect candidates within these programs to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and dispositions.
- Facilitating the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a school or district vision of learning through a systematic understanding of knowledge for the academic discipline.
- Promoting, through critical awareness of current insights and research, a positive school culture, providing an effective instructional program, applying best practice to candidate learning and designing comprehensive professional growth plans for staff.
- Ensuring management of the organization, operations and resources in a way that promotes a safe, efficient and effective learning environment as informed through research in the discipline.
- Collaborating with families and other community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources through a critical awareness and evaluation of issues/resources.
- Acting with integrity, fairly and in an ethical manner.
- Understanding, responding to and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context directed by current issues, research and scholarship in the discipline of educational leadership.
- The internship provides significant opportunities for candidates to synthesize and apply the knowledge and skills identified in
- Standards 1-6 through substantial, sustained, standards-based work in real settings, planned and guided cooperatively by the institution and school district personnel for graduate credit.