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Learn about Our Program Learning Outcomes


Our Mission

To develop activist leaders for social justice and equity.

Our Core Values

As an Educational Leadership Department we believe in the strengths of all students and deeply embrace these core values:

  • Public education as cornerstone to a democracy
  • Equity to maximize learning within the context of social justice for all students
  • Collaboration as we work together and with others
  • A focus on leadership with commitment to teacher leadership to improve student achievement.
  • Research, inquiry, reflection, and continuous professional learning for on-going improvement of our work and that of schools
  • Partnerships with school districts, families, professional organizations, city, local and the business community

Themes Emphasized in the Program

  • 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