Educational Leadership Department

Program Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership will be able to champion equity, quality, and justice in promoting learning for all and continuous organizational improvement and systemic reform.

Graduates will be able to:

SLO 1a. Demonstrate knowledge of ways to achieve reform within California's P-12 and community college/postsecondary education institutions.

SLO 1b. Demonstrate knowledge of current theories of management of complex organizations and applications to education, including distributive leadership and collaborative change processes.

Graduates of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership will be able to address issues of equity, diversity, and justice for educational reform to improve the quality of learning for all.

Graduates will be able to:

SLO 2a. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and act on issues of diversity, equity, and opportunity, including attention to special populations

 SLO 2b. Demonstrate the ability to work with trustees, families, communities, businesses, and local and state government entities to accomplish goals of equity and quality.

Graduates of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership will be able to demonstrate effective processes for aligning standards, curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment, and accountability for equity, quality, and justice.

Graduates will be able to:

 SLO 3a. Apply cognition and learning, reforms in curriculum and instruction, and instructional technologies for improved learning for all through data-based decision making.

 SLO 3b. Demonstrate knowledge of classroom, student based support, instruction, assessment, and services reflecting theories of development and learning.

Graduates of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership will be able to develop and implement policies to advocate and provide effective programs, practices, and resources to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Graduates will be able to:

SLO 4a. Identify political, legal, and historical contexts affecting local, state, and federal educational policies in order to advocate for meeting the needs of diverse learners.

SLO 4b. Allocate financial and human resources to achieve quality, equity, and justice in student outcomes.

Graduates of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership will be able to design, conduct, and apply robust research to critical problems of practice.

 Graduates will be able to:

 SLO 5a: Formulate researchable questions, design robust studies, and use appropriate statistical analysis to analyze assessments, surveys, and other quantitative data.

 SLO 5b: Formulate researchable questions, design robust studies, and use appropriate qualitative methods of data collection and analysis including interviews, ethnographic methods, and action research.

Graduates of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership will be able to model ethical decision-making in collaborative processes for organizational improvement and community engagement.

Graduates will be able to:

SLO 6a. Demonstrate aspects of leadership based on learning grounded in moral principles and ethical decision-making.

SLO 6b. Apply data-driven decision making and institutional research to improve educational outcomes