Graduate Academic Learning Compacts

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

Mission Statement:

The M.Ed: Educational Leadership / School Leadership is a graduate level program in educational leadership and provides coursework toward state requirements and licensing as a school leader in Florida. This program is designed to serve experienced teachers who seek to serve school systems as educational leaders/administrators. Required coursework meets State mandates for training and preparation of school leaders; elective coursework offers students the opportunity to tailor their studies for intended future roles.
Student Learning Outcomes:

    
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Graduates of the M.Ed: Educational Leadership / School Leadership track will be able to understand, respond to, and influence the personal, political, social, economic, legal, and cultural relationships in the classroom, the school, and the local community.



    
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Graduates of the M.Ed: Educational Leadership / School Leadership track will be able to plan and implement the integration of technological and electronic tools in teaching, learning, management, research, and communication responsibilities.



    
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Graduates of the M.Ed: Educational Leadership / School Leadership track will be able to monitor the success of all students in the learning environment; align the curriculum, instruction, and assessment processes to promote effective student performance; and use a variety of benchmarks, learning expectations, and feedback measures to ensure accountability for all participants engaged in the educational process.


Curriculum Map:

Assessment Approaches:

The program director will monitor student scores on the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE), which is required for certification as a school administrator in the State of Florida. 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.