Graduate Academic Learning Compacts

Year: 2007-2008
College: Education and Human Services
Department: Ldrship, Sch Counsel, Spt Mgmt
Major: Educational Leadership
Concentration: Postsecondary & Adult Studies

Mission Statement:

The M.Ed: Educational Leadership / Postsecondary and Adult Studies is a graduate level program designed to prepare individuals for administrative careers in higher education and other settings that serve adults through education. Elective coursework offers students the opportunity to tailor their studies for intended future roles.
Student Learning Outcomes:

    
Outcome:   


Graduates of the M.Ed: Educational Leadership / Postsecondary and Adult Studies track will be able to communicate effectively by listening, speaking, writing, researching in the setting of adult learning.



    
Outcome:   


Graduates of the M.Ed: Educational Leadership / Postsecondary and Adult Studies track will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of adult learning.



    
Outcome:   


Graduates of the M.Ed: Educational Leadership / Postsecondary and Adult Studies track will be able to plan and administer educational programs and professional development activities founded on research and data-based decision making.


Curriculum Map:

Assessment Approaches:

The evaluation of program outcomes occurs during the capstone course, Practicum in Educational Leadership, during which a supervising leader (non-UNF faculty) and the practicum instructor (UNF faculty) observe and evaluate students as they apply knowledge, skills, and dispositions that they have developed or acquired during program coursework. Program faculty will monitor and evaluate a professional portfolio prepared by each student. The portfolio process begins during the first course in the course sequence, Introduction to Educational Leadership. Monitoring takes place at the approximate midpoint of each student?s program. Evaluation occurs during the capstone course, Practicum in Educational Leadership, during which a supervising leader (non-UNF faculty) and the practicum instructor (UNF faculty) observe and evaluate each student as s/he applies knowledge, skills, and dispositions that have been developed or acquired during program coursework. Program faculty members are available to assist students with the development and monitoring of the portfolio throughout the program.