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Welcome!

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 seven 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.


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Mission
To develop activist leaders for social justice and equity.

 

Program Themes
Building equity in diverse communities

-  Role of schooling in a democratic society

-  Inquiry and reflective practice

-  Managing and leading change

- Administrative concepts and management strategies

Program Learning Goals 
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 Goals are aligned with the California Professional Standards for Education Leaders (CPSEL) Standards.

http://www.ctc.ca.gov/educator-prep/standards/CPSEL-booklet-2014.pdf

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

 

SJSU grants a Master of Arts in Education:  Administration & Supervision and graduates are eligible for the Preliminary Administrative Service Credential (Tier 1).

 

Coursework
Coursework consists of in person and online.  Students are required to meet in person between 4-8 times for hybrid courses; assignments are regularly submitted online throughout the semester.

 


 

Information Sessions

  • March 11, 3:30pm; Library, Santa Clara County Office of Education (Special Education/Alternative Education)
  • March 16, 4-5pm; Sweeney Hall 335, SJSU
  • April 6, 4-5pm; Sweeney Hall 335, SJSU
  • April 22, 3:45pm; Library, Santa Clara County Office of Education (Special Education/Alternative Education)
  • April 27, 4-5pm; Sweeney Hall 335, SJSU
  • May 11, 4-5pm; Sweeney Hall 335, SJSU
  • May 27, 3:30pm; Library, Santa Clara County Office of Education (Special Education/Alternative Education)
  • June 1, 4-5pm; Sweeney Hall 335, SJSU
  • June 15, 4-5pm; Sweeney Hall 335, SJSU

*** please email Bryon McIntyre bryon.mcintyre@sjsu.edu   if you are planning to attend a session***

 


ADMISSION DEADLINES

 

Fall 2015

University Deadline: July 1, 2015

Department Deadline: July 15, 2015

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Ed.D. Leadership Program

New Cohort Begins Summer 2015

 Ed.D. Leadership Program Website 


 

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