2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Educational Leadership (MA.EDL)


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Program Director: Monica McEnerny, Ed.D.
Email: Monica.McEnerny@VermontState.edu

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership is based on the philosophy that respected leaders engage in a constant process of self-examination and transformation. Leaders transform themselves by questioning their assumptions, acquiring skills and knowledge, enriching their understanding, developing their compassion and realizing their dreams. While doing so, they encourage their staff and students to develop their potential.  Simultaneously, their schools undergo transformation as they realize and revisit their School Improvement Plans. 

Students completing the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership will demonstrate their successful realization of specific learning outcomes in their respective leadership settings. 

Program Outcomes 

  1. Effective educational leaders completing this degree and endorsement program will develop, advocate, and enact a shared mission, vision, and core values of high-quality education and academic success and well-being of each student. 
  2. Effective educational leaders completing this degree and endorsement program will act ethically and according to professional norms to promote each student’s academic success and well-being. 
  3. Effective educational leaders completing this degree and endorsement program will strive for equity of educational opportunity and culturally responsive practices to promote each student’s academic success and well-being. 
  4. Effective educational leaders completing this degree and endorsement program will develop and support intellectually rigorous and coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment to promote each student’s academic success and well-being. 
  5. Effective educational leaders completing this degree and endorsement program will cultivate an inclusive, caring, and supportive school community that promotes the academic success and well-being of each student 
  6. Effective educational leaders completing this degree and endorsement program will develop the professional capacity and practice of school personnel to promote each student’s academic success and well-being. 
  7. Effective educational leaders completing this degree and endorsement program will foster a professional community of teachers and other professional staff to promote each student’s academic success and well-being. 
  8. Effective educational leaders completing this degree and endorsement program will engage families and the community in meaningful, reciprocal, and mutually beneficial ways to promote each student’s academic success and well-being.  
  9. Effective educational leaders completing this degree and endorsement program will manage school operations and resources to promote each student’s academic success and well-being. 
  10. Effective educational leaders completing this degree and endorsement program will seek to make school more effective for each student, teachers and staff, families, and the community. 

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