Admission, Matriculation, and Exit
We believe that school leaders must be proficient in a wide variety of technical skills and tasks to be successful educational administrators as seen in the guiding question, "How shall schools be organized and operated to produce high student achievement?" However, a supporting and equally important question to organization and operation is what are the external socio-cultural factors that administrators must consider in designing and running effective schools? To this end courses are designed and infused with critically reflective curricula and strategies that stimulate candidates to think beyond current ways of knowing and behaving in order to study, research, and implement leadership practices that have positive impact for P-12 students. The synthesis of scholarship, leadership, and reflective thinking occurs in the investigation of a subject in depth through action research and the creation of a culminating product derived from that investigation. This analysis and synthesis occur throughout the program, from admission to exit.