School of Education Outcomes (Educational Leadership)

Educational Leadership programs at Maryville University, both masters and doctorate levels, are constructed around three recurring themes that emerge from the conceptual model. The first of these themes refers to developing leaders who have a deep understanding of the nature and the ethics of leadership in a socially and politically democratic society. The second theme builds on the first and encompasses objectives dealing with developing leaders who are change agents, and who are capable of both initiating positive change and sustaining that change through sound organizational skills and an orientation toward collaborative decision-making.  Finally, the third driving theme centers on developing leaders who are reflective learners with the skills to gather information and understand the nature and value of formal inquiry as it leads them to know the organizations they lead and the democratic environment in which those organizations exist.

We believe that educational leaders must lead with vision, strength of conviction, and a firm grounding in the belief that all can learn and grow.  We foster a philosophy of leadership that embraces the strengths of all democratic institutions, and that provides voice to all participants

Theme 1 – The nature and ethics of leadership in a democratic society

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Theme 2 – Leaders as agents of positive and sustainable change through democratic management

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Theme 3 – Leaders as reflective learners who appreciate the value of formal inquiry in understanding the context of schools in a democratic society

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These themes and the program objectives serve as the basis of the individual course objectives and student competency expectations. These objectives and the attached competencies in turn lay the foundation for both the activities broad-based internship and the development of a student portfolio and culminating project.