P-12 Educators with Superintendent Credential Option
This study option is primarily for P-12 public or private school principals and district-level leaders. The superintendent credential is an option, and for those who will earn the P-12 superintendent credential, there are additional competencies required by the state, which will require two additional courses.
Nurse Educator Option
This option is for nurse educators from a variety of settings, such as community colleges, hospitals or public health settings. It is a focus on healthcare education, professional development for adults and best practice pedagogies for nursing education.
Higher Education Option
This option is for those who seek leadership roles in institutions of higher education, such as community colleges, four-year colleges and universities.
Coursework includes courses on leadership, specialty courses for the three study options, and courses in research and inquiry.
Year Two Practicum
During the second year of study, you will participate in a practicum for leadership development that is directly related to the context of your employment, or a related site. We will assist you to design practicum activities that will expand your leadership capacity beyond that of your current knowledge and skill.
Year Three Capstone
In the final year of study, you will complete a field-based capstone project, which is a year-long project in which you address an actual problem of practice. This must be a project outside of your normal work expectations. Specifically the project should demonstrate leadership at a higher level than that of your current employment. It must include components of: program evaluation, literature review of research and policy, data collection and analysis, proposal for program improvement or other solution to the problem, and implementation of proposed solutions. A comprehensive report including all of the above will be written and delivered to the University as well as to the employer in whose domain it was conducted. In addition, a manuscript for publication based on the problem of practice and solutions will be completed.