The Educational Leadership and Adult and Higher Education department recognizes the career paths of professionals who aspire leadership positions in K12 schools, adult and higher education, community education, non-profit leadership, employee development, health services, and other organizational settings.
The Educational Leadership program assists education professionals, from classroom teachers who aspire to school leadership to experienced administrators who are pursuing advanced positions at the district level.
We offer several types of programs that provide learning opportunities and credentials for those at different points in their career development paths. Because those who are pursuing advanced study have often identified their own learning goals and needs, programs are designed to draw on the professional experiences of students and to use the real problems they face in their classrooms, schools, and districts as part of the educational program.
The Adult and Higher Education programs is a practitioner-oriented master’s and post-master’s degree for early and mid-career professionals in adult and higher education, community education, non-profit leadership, employee development, health services, and other organizational settings.
We believe that personal and professional change is best accomplished through lifelong learning. And that attention to individual goals, reflective and experiential learning, and opportunities to apply skills prepares students for professional leadership roles in adult and higher education. The program outcomes are as follows:
- Outcome 1) demonstrate critical thinking about adult learning principles, theories, approaches, and models of adult learning.
- Outcome 2) analyze issues related to equity and inclusion for diverse and non-traditional learners.
- Outcome 3) use research to support effective practice in adult learning.
- Outcome 4) effectively articulate personal philosophy in written and verbal communication.
- Outcome 5) critically examine current issues in adult and higher education and identify effective problem solving strategies.
- Outcome 6) collaborate and engage in ongoing professional learning.
See the Adult and Higher Education program options.