Welcome to the Department of Educational Leadership!
Thank you for your interest in our department. We are located in Sweeney Hall 219 and are one of six departments within the Connie L. Lurie College of Education.
The Department of Educational Leadership offers a Master of Arts in Education: Administration & Supervision and the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. It is the department’s goal to prepare administrators who are dedicated to fostering equity and excellence in education while respecting and appreciating diversity. Our graduates are committed to promoting social justice, building equity in diverse communities, and facilitating collaborative change.
If you are interested in applying, please complete both the SJSU Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluation (GAPE) Requirements and the Department of Educational Leadership application.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of the program, graduates will know and be able to provide school leadership for the development of a challenging, supportive, and equitable learning environment.
Program Learning Outcomes are aligned with the California Professional Standards for Education Leaders (CPSEL) Standards.
STANDARD 1: DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A SHARED VISION
Education leaders facilitate the development and implementation of a shared vision of learning and growth of all students.
Element 1A: Student–Centered Vision
Element 1B: Developing Shared Vision
Element 1C: Vision Planning and Implementation
STANDARD 2: INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP
Education leaders shape a collaborative culture of teaching and learning informed by professional standards and focused on student and professional growth.
Element 2A: Professional Learning Culture
Element 2B: Curriculum and Instruction
Element 2C: Assessment and Accountability
STANDARD 3: MANAGEMENT AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Education leaders manage the organization to cultivate a safe and productive learning and working environment.
Element 3A: Operations and Facilities
Element 3B: Plans and Procedures
Element 3C: Climate
Element 3D: Fiscal and Human Resources
STANDARD 4: FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Education leaders collaborate with families and other stakeholders to address diverse student and community interests and mobilize community resources.
Element 4A: Parent and Family Engagement
Element 4B: Community Partnerships
Element 4C: Community Resources and Services
STANDARD 5: ETHICS AND INTEGRITY
Education leaders make decisions, model, and behave in ways that demonstrate professionalism, ethics, integrity, justice, and equity and hold staff to the same standard.
Element 5A: Reflective Practice
Element 5B: Ethical Decision-Making
Element 5C: Ethical Action
STANDARD 6: EXTERNAL CONTEXT AND POLICY
Education leaders influence political, social, economic, legal and cultural contexts affecting education to improve education policies and practices.
Element 6A: Understanding and Communicating Policy
Element 6B: Professional Influence
Element 6C: Policy Engagement
Coursework consists of in person and online. Students are required to meet in person between 4-8 times for each hybrid course; assignments are regularly submitted online throughout the semester.
2016 INFORMATION SESSIONS
- May 9, 3:15pm & 4:15pm, San Benito High School District Auditorium, 1220 Monterey Street, Hollister
- May 10, 3:30pm, San José State University, Sweeney Hall 219
- May 12, 4:30pm, Castroville Elementary, Front Office
- May 16, 4pm, Fremont Union High School District Office, 589 W. Fremont Ave., Sunnyvale
- May 17, 4pm, Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Conference Room A, 4th floor
- May 18, 4pm, Santa Cruz City Schools, Branciforte Middle School Library
For questions, please call the Department Office
University Deadline: July 1, 2016
Department Deadline: July 15, 2016
GRADUATION CELEBRATION DINNER
May 25th at 6pm
Student Union Ballroom
Please contact the Department (408-924-3616) if you are planning to attend.
Ed.D. Leadership Program
New Cohort Begins Summer 2016