Goal 1 – Effective Educational Leadership and School Management. MAEL graduate students will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the theories, principles, and concepts of educational leadership and school management, and be able to discern between these two domains.
Outcome 1: Explain specific ways in which leadership fosters the organizational climate, culture and overall beliefs, dispositions and practice of its members.
Outcome 2: Articulate understanding of educational leadership and management theories, principles and concepts.
Goal 2 – Curriculum Planning, Design, and Development. MAEL graduate students will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the theories, principles, and best practices in curriculum planning, design, and development, and the ability to lead the learning community towards attainment of its shared educational vision.
Outcome 1: Apply understanding of the relationship across curriculum, assessment and instructional delivery, and their collective role in leading educational change and school reform in diverse learning communities.
Outcome 2: Demonstrate understanding of models, theories and principles of curriculum, specifically that which promotes inclusive, caring, and equitable practices in the context of contemporary education.
Goal 3 – Using Data for Curriculum-based Decision Making, Planning and Renewal. MAEL graduate students will demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in effective school-based research methods and related strategies, specifically to foster school improvement.
Outcome 1: Develop an action research proposal to promote school improvement that reflects the ability to: compose a problem statement; formulate specific questions for investigation; conduct and report on a review of the related literature; and develop an informed, well-aligned methodology and data collection system.